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Thread: Your Accent..........

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    Your Accent..........

    Your accent is a giveaway to where you're from. Take this quiz. It will tell you! It's a fun site, too!!
    http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl3/amer...cent-quiz.html
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    The test was right on! Us Midwesterners don't have an accent. lol hehhehehe

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    Worked for me!! right on, Boston Accent.

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    Hmmmm. My result was, "Your Result: The Midland" . . . but I was born and raised, in New Orleans, LA (and now live in TX)!

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    I am from the midwest and the test states northeast.That is funny because I have had many people ask me over the yrs if I am from the east.

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    Mine came up with "Inland North" - where the heck is that?
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    Mine said Midland. Born in Tennessee and raised in southeast Texas from 7 yrs. to adulthood. I would consider my accent as Texan.

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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
    me too!!!!!
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    I was raised in WI, NJ & PA. Quiz put me in the NE area of the country. People I meet ask me if I"m from the south. Go figure.
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    Pegged me for "the west" and was right on, born and bred in Los Angeles
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    "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."

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    My results were "midland". I was born and raised in Northeast Arkansas. I thought I sounded real "country".

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    Mine says Midland...born and raised in Iowa.

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    I was born and raised in Scotland.....................They say I have a Boston accent...............I dinna think sooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by weegrannie View Post
    I was born and raised in Scotland.....................They say I have a Boston accent...............I dinna think sooooo
    Years and years ago Public Television did a special series on the history of the English Language and one of the pieces that remember is that the present day accent of people on the mid to upper East coast is more similar to a Scottish accent then anything else!
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    i had Inland North. Which is kinda funny.. NJ to NY to GA to Fl to GA.. I spent 20 years in GA LOL

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    Definitly Boston-right on!
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    That was fun. Of course I ended up as Southern, which being from West Virginia, hit it on the nose!
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    Born and raised in St. Louis, moved to Iowa after college. I ought give this to my husband. He was born & raised in Louisville, KY. He says "tire" like "tar" "crayon" like "crown" and many other different sayings. When I first moved to Louisville I had a hard time understanding people!

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    Says I am probably mistaken for a Canadian a lot!! You think? LOL
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    Says I'm North Central. Like Minnesota but that a lot of people might think I'm from Canada. I was born and brought up in Maine but have been living pretty much in the South since 1972. The only remnant of Maine is when I say about....it comes out aboot and I don't even know it when it happens.
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    "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."

    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 need to have my English husband take it next. He's been in the states so long his accent has changed considerably. When he goes home to England a few shop keepers were surprised when he told them he was English. I would place his accent somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean!!

    OK ... English husband and I had only 1 answer different (pronunciation of horrible) and it placed him in the North East. He thought that was insulting. Well dear .... London was not one of the answers!
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    Accent, what accent? LOL I was pegged as The South...go figure...have lived in Mississippi all my 61 years!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Bird View Post
    Mine came up with "Inland North" - where the heck is that?
    Mine did too...so, based on my logistics, I would say it's somewhere between Montana and South Carolina...
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    Mine was West - about as West as you could get - I was born and raised in California and have never lived anywhere else.

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