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    Senior Member Jennie and Me's Avatar
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    Spot-on for me. Midland...born in Iowa and raised in Missouri. So funny.

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    Midland for me ... right one. Born and raised in northern (not southern) Indiana though.

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    Mine said Midland but I'm born and raised in the West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I took exception to question #8 - the difference between "Mary", "Merry", and "Marry". The choices were, all different, all same, or "Mary and Merry are the same but Marry is different".

    Ummmm .... Mary and Marry are the same, but Merry is different. (Merry is pronounced like "Berry", Mary and Marry are pronounced like "Airy"). Am I the only one???
    Nope, you're not the only one. I took exception to that one too. I pronounce those words exactly like you!
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    Funny. Like this one. Miss you when You don't give us a zinger for the day.

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    Sandra from Minnesota.....I think you all from up there sound like Canadians!
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    It was right on with me...Midland which includes southern Ohio.
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    Did not get me on target at all.
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    Got me perfectly, North Central, sometimes confused with Canadian. That's a Yooper, for sure. Eh!
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    Mine said Inland North too...I'm from FL.

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    Mine said the south- right on! I was raised in Mississippi!
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    It didn't work for me. I was born and raised and have lived all my life in Oregon. They said I had a Minnesota accent.
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    That was great. I've lived away from my birthplace for so long, I feel like I don't talk like anyone. But it got me pretty much right. Something I've always thought was funny -- when we were first married, my husband asked me if I had a "pin." I said "a safety pin or a straight pin?" He said "a pin you write with." !! He's from Kentucky. I'm from Upstate NY. What a combo.

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    Two of my sons moved to Oregon a few years ago and now they make fun of my Philly accent. Now their words/vowels are more flat. They do sound clearer than me. Oh well!

    The quiz was right on. Told me that I was from Philadelphia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panchita View Post
    "The Northeast - Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak."

    Apparently.
    Me too, especially that New York City part. Traveling in California we were asked several times where in New York city did we come from, meaning which of the 5 boros. You can take the girl out of the city (Brooklyn in this case) but you can't take the city out of the girl, LOL! May in Jersey

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    Mine said Midland too, but was born and raised in Texas and some in Fla.

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    that was fun. did a few more too. this one says i'm west. I lived in san diego ca. for 10 years. but I'm from
    asheville nc if I go there I revert to the accent there. also if I get in germany I pick up the accent from there
    growing up none of my freinds understood my moms accent so I had to transulate for them but she spoke perfect english and I guess I was used to it cause I didn't hear her german accent at all.. As for the one are you from kansas what a hoot that was.
    DH is from here as the test proved. But I have been telling him I am out of place here which this test proved so bad. hahahahahaha I think it is time to go back and visit the son in Los angles ca. now...

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    It decided that I was as Philadelphian as cheesesteak. I've only been to Philadelphia with my DH to visit his relatives, I'm a Washington, DC native and lived in the DC area for 50 years, until I moved farther south! I've heard his Philly and Jersey relatives talking, and I KNOW I don't sound like they do. It's just too weird for me (as well as incorrect). LOL
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    Bang on ... Chicago here.

    I took exception to question #8 - the difference between "Mary", "Merry", and "Marry". The choices were, all different, all same, or "Mary and Merry are the same but Marry is different".

    Ummmm .... Mary and Marry are the same, but Merry is different. (Merry is pronounced like "Berry", Mary and Marry are pronounced like "Airy"). Am I the only one???
    I Marry a Merry Mary. The more I say it, the more it sounds the same, but it sounds different!? I have a southern accent.

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    worked perfect for me in Illinois.

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    My test said I was from the West, not so East Coast but always told I didn't have an accent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    The test was right on! Us Midwesterners don't have an accent. lol hehhehehe
    Amen! I'm originally from KS & we don't have accents -- we have twangs... LOL!
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    Well, as a 67 year old 15+ generation Virginian, who has lived 7years in Germany, 20+ in Texas and the rest in Virgina, I don't get that I tested as Midland. Most Virginians from the Piedmont to the Tidewater have a distinct regional accent, granted mine may have mellowed a bit as I traveled.

    Think I'll look for other tests like this one to try.

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    Inland north couldn't be more wrong. Southern bred and fed, all the way. And no I don't call it "pop".It's coke all the way!

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    First 18 years in Nova Scotia, Canada, The next 52 years in the Northeast. It came up with Northeast.

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