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fernwithy
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Accent meme
From dreagoddess

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."

The Midland
 
The Northeast
 
Philadelphia
 
The South
 
The West
 
Boston
 
North Central
 
What American accent do you have?
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Pretty true, though I've trained myself not to say "pop," since here, people are likely think I'm talking about "pot." Never been asked if I'm from Wisconsin, though. Or anywhere, really, since no one cares if you're from the inland north. Phone post in a sec to compare the words on the test, which... most of them don't really sound alike....
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rabidsamfan From: rabidsamfan Date: April 21st, 2007 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Gives me the same answer, but seeing as I grew up in Denver and Omaha and have lived in Boston for nearly twenty years, I'm getting out my salt shaker.

I bet it was because I had teachers who insisted that we enunciate...
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affabletoaster From: affabletoaster Date: April 21st, 2007 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm from Nova Scotia, and the Scottish/Irish mix is the predominate one. I find when I'm hanging out with friends from Cape Breton (especially if we've been at the Keith's) that we all thicken up our pseudo-brogues subconsciously.
trinity_clare From: trinity_clare Date: April 21st, 2007 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
No one cares if you're from the inland north? How so? *eyebrow*
chienar From: chienar Date: April 21st, 2007 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
bah... you still have a "WNY touched by Boston" accent and mine is WNY/Mid-West.

*sage nod*
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: April 21st, 2007 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
True, but I think WNY counts as northern inland. But we totally sound different from... you know, other people from the lakes area. Totally.

I actually have less Boston than I did when I was an undergrad. Less time spent working with people from Ahl'nt'n. I can actually say "Quarter of four" now ("corder a'for" as opposed to "kawdah afaw," like I was saying the first time I came home).
affabletoaster From: affabletoaster Date: April 21st, 2007 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
We lived in Arlington when I was four, and my parents thought it was hilarious when people asked where I lived and I'd say "Pahk sahcle, Ahl'n'tin."
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lorelei_lynn From: lorelei_lynn Date: April 21st, 2007 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm amused that my "Midland" accent means I "don't have an accent" and would be good for TV or radio.

I dropped "pop" in favor of "coke" or "soda" after I moved to Texas 20+ years ago because I got tired of hearing "You're from the North, aren't you?". I've also picked up "y'all". My remaining Nebraska/Midwest-ism is "dishwaRsher".
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alkari From: alkari Date: April 22nd, 2007 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Highly amusing - as an Australian, the test shows that I have a Northeastern accent, mmost probably from the New York area. But as Mincot will tell you, I did NOT manage to pick up a US accent in 4 weeks!!
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