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December 1, 2006

What American accent do you have?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

What American accent do you have?

This has been all over the blog-o-sphere for awhile now but since I'm old it took a friend of mine to post it to a mailing list I subscribe to to hear about it: the "What American accent do you have?" survey/quiz thingamabob that, in a few questions, can supposedly identify what American accent you speak with. Note that, as the quiz states, this isn't based on where you live but on how you talk. I've got money on people from Bakersfield, CA talking like "The South."

I cannot verify that it works for everyone because I don't have many friends that speak with an esoteric accent (with my definition of esoteric being Southern or Bostonian or whatnot) but it certainly did pick out my Inland North American accent spot-on with a high degree of certainty. I was impressed that the quiz differentiated the "Inland North" accent from the "Midland" accent. I wonder what the differences are?

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