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    North Central. Apparently people who don't know me could mistake me for a Canadian!

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    I have a Midland accent. Pennsylvania, Ohio, etc.

    YEP...that's where I am from...
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    West, and from Ohio here as well. Hmmmmmm......

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    ^^Bet we are in the same part of Ohio!
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    "You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

    I've heard that before - LOL

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    Funny survey, I took it anyway. It said Inland North. Well, that's just some couple of thousands miles off, I guess, I tricked it.
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    This really cracked me up, it said I had a midland accent...I'm from socal though.
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    What American accent do you have?Your Result: The South


    That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it.



    I grew up in Florida, so I guess it makes sense, though I've never been too aware. Oh well.
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    Inland North with Northeast and Philadelphia tied. Boston (my accent) was second to last.
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    That was fun and very interesting.

    It said Philadelphia, Northeast. I do not have a Phili/Jersey accent at all but I think it came out that way because I don't pronounce words like a New Yorker.

    I'm a Brooklyn/Queens girl with no visible accent because my parents spoke well. Sure, I can turn on the Rosie O'donnell/Joe Pesci accent if you want me too. I need cawfee!


    9. Our next word is "horrible." How does that first vowel sound?

    It's just like in the word "whore."

    It's the same "o" sound as in "hot."

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    I think a Philadelphian would say "Whore-able". Maybe a native Californian too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorbeet View Post
    ^^Bet we are in the same part of Ohio!
    Good chance! One hour east of me, in Youngstown, you can often hear the Pittsburgh accent, 2 hours south of me, it's the Virginia drawl.

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    So apparently I have a Northeast american accent. I blame it on all the New York-based TV shows their air in Europe.

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    I have a Northeast accent too. Not that I'm American anyway. It kinda makes sense because the NE accent is probably the closest to British English. In all the questions in the quiz all those words are pronounced different for me.

    I'm not much good at identifying the various US accents, apart from knowing the general difference between North and South, and New England. If I listened to someone from Ohio or Oregon I probably couldn't tell the difference, or at least which was which. I can spot a Canadian mainly because my sister lives there and although she hasn't acquired the accent at all, even after 20+ years, her kids and husband are pure Canuck.
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    Well I'm from the north of England (Yorkshire) but according to this I have a Inland North accent. Well at least they got the north bit right!
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    I had a north inland accent, but I'm from the northeast...
    Oh well, I knew I wasn't meant to live here anyway
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