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Thursday, November 02, 2006

What's Your American Accent?

I was so horrified by the results of this quiz (I actually screamed at my computer "No, people ask if I'm from Europe, not Wisconsin, thank you very much!") that I just made my friend take it on the phone. When she got a result that reflected our real upbringing (Connecticut) I had her explain to me each of her answers. Try as she might, she couldn't get me to hear the differences between 'Mary,' 'merry,' and 'marry.' I know I'm too old to blame my parents for things, but my mother is from Pittsburgh. Surely that's a sort of all-trumping grandfather clause.

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."

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What American accent do you have?
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And, frustratingly for those of us who have just been accused of calling soda 'pop,' it turns out the quiz is actually based on standard linguistic analysis.


  • At 2:13 AM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    According to the test I have no accent, thank you very much.

  • At 2:55 AM, Blogger Emma B said…

    This test said I also have an "Inland North" accent! The only thing is, I am from the big bad buff, so I suppose I can't complain TOO much. . . I like to think I've gotten past that Buffahole accent, though. Anyway, Solomon, you and I should get together one of these days and talk Inland style. . . .

  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    That non-accent is what I thought I was going to get.

    Oh well, Emma B and I can get together to chat in our whorrible accents and stab each others' eyes out with pens/pins. It will be a Mary ol' time.


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