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November 22, 2006

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Kerry

Ellen,

I agree - uncannily correct (Boston accent), though I wouldn't have known that those questions had anything to do with what one typically thinks of a Boston accent (CAH for car, soder for soda, etc). Happy Thanksgiving.

Lee Anne

Should I be insulted by my results?

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.

Bill

When I was in college, everyone thought I was from Boston. Of course, they had those weird, countrified accents; they might as well have been speaking Russian.

JCS

Interesting. It pegged me as a Midland accent, which, as an Iowan seems correct but I do disagree with the author's notion of what constitutes the Midland--Missouri, southern Indiana, southern Ohio, and southern Illinois are more closely related to Southern speech, especially Missouri, which was a slave state. The southern influence extends up through the first two tiers of southern Iowa counties, and then a more midwestern accent is heard (or not heard, as the case may be). On the other hand, I don't speak like an extra from the movie Fargo either, which is what I consider the North Central accent to sound like.

Fun nonetheless.

Janine

They pegged me, kind of.
north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or *Rhode Island*
Lee Anne, I don't understand your results at all. Weird.

Morgan

I also was pegged as NY/NJ/CT/RI--weird. I liked to pride my self on sounding like, I don't now, generic untraceable Northeast. Ha! I think it might have been the pronunciation of "horrible." By the way, Jeff (a voice teacher for actors) assigned this web site to his students! You are now affecting teaching curriculum with your blog.

Morgan

P.S. Anxiously awaiting your next post. No pressure. I just check back like EVERY DAY. For the past two months. Your fans need you! (I am demanding because of my astrological sign, so please don't hold it against me.) Also, I live in NYC now, which has made me more impatient.

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