Surprise! I sound like I'm from the West!!

Who'da thunk it???

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

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Jane said...

that was interesting but dead on for me, Southern!

Anonymous said...

Hey I wonder what sort of American accent I have, being from Canberra, Australia?? I remember standing up and speaking at some meeting once and afterwards a woman asked me when I was 'going home'. I said, 'oh in about half an hour.' She meant, when was I going back to the States! Huh? I have been asked numerous times (by Australians mainly) where I'm from in the States. I don't get it. My mother is English and I spent a month in America (Boston) in '98. that's it. I'm going to take the test!!!

Anonymous said...

ok, I did it! I got this: I'm apparently from 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."

Well, there you go! said...

Hey Bells,
I don't think we can pin this one on your mom. So, take one Aussie accent, add one month in Boston 8 years ago, talk frequently, and you get . . . an Inland north accent? I think that would be quite interesting! Apparently you picked up some important cadences while you were visiting, even though you were a bit further east. Do you call carbonated soft drinks "pop" though??? :^) I did as a child--I was born in the Midwest (Ohio). By answering two questions differently, I go from being a Midwesterner to a West Coast girl. They were about whether "don" and "dawn" are pronounced the same or differently I think. I find this sort of thing fascinating in a linguistic geek sort of way. ;^) Have a good day! ~Stacie

Karen said...

I'm from Boston and people have always told me that I never sound like I'm from there and I guess this test proves it true as it says I'm from the Inland North - beats me.....

Anonymous said...

Hey Stacie - no I call soft drink "soft drink". Pop sounds so 1950s America to me! i didn't know anyone still said it. What about soda? Who says that? I would have thought that was more common! said...

My experiences living in four different states, Ohio, Idaho, Washington, and California, indicates that "pop" is an Eastern or Midwestern term (or both). I've not called it that since I moved to Seattle (can't remember what we called it in Idaho), and no one I know on the West Coast calls it anything but soda or Coke. "Soft drink" is an advertising term in my experience, but no one I know says, "Let's stop at Mickey D's for a soft drink." :^) Now about those jumpers you all knit down under--