Saturday, November 25, 2006

Do I Have an ACCENT?

How did I, a Kentuckian, manage to get this Yankee accent:

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 South

The Midland

The Northeast

North Central


The West

What American accent do you have?
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I post this with thinks to Rhapsody, from whom I followed the link to the test.


  1. I have lost some of the southern accent over the years, but it is easy to fall back into - like a pothole on the sidewalk. :) ec

  2. Nick, you must be hanging around Yankees, thus the accent! It says I have no accent. Mine is the Midland range.

  3. MREDDIE: I can and have faked Southern and Appalachian Mountain accents. My so doing used to enrage my sons.

    PEACH: I think Alex may be a Yankee.

  4. If Alex is a Yankee, then he's influenced you- as you got about the same results I did...

    That's neat, but I can't do southern that well at all! :)

  5. I can't see how you could have a "North" accent. Of course, Louisville is the Gateway to the South, so maybe you're living on the north side of the gate?

  6. Hi, Nick. I took the test, too and my results were also Inland North. I grew up mostly in the South, but ditched the accent and I don't think I sound anything like a northern accent. I hear myself as accent neutral. Weird.

  7. LOL!! - surprise, surprise here:

    "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."

    The red goes almost to the very end on SOUTHERN for me. LMAO!

  8. Here's mine:
    "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 guess I dropped the Southern (Louisville) accent a long time ago.

  9. Mine was west. Yes, I am always told I have no accent. No one believes I'm from Texas.

  10. See, this is why I need to come to the U.S. I don't know where most of these places are!

  11. I think it would be cool if JD's Rose took the test. Even though she's not American, I'll bet it will still say she has some kind of American accent. I just love messing with tests! Yes, I know, *sigh* I'm easily entertained. -- Or maybe I think the test is wrong and I really don't have an accent??

  12. Interesting. I, too, came up with The Inland North. I figure that’s about 1200 miles northeast of me!