Your accent

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  1. BoroVC

    BoroVC Active Member

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    Im English.

    Your Result: 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.

    Funny thing is I actually live in the northeast of England!
     
  2. TheBlackCat

    TheBlackCat New Member

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    Midland may be how they categorize accents that are too muddled to fit in any category. (this isn't an insult, recall I got midland also).
     
  3. bananaman

    bananaman banana muncher

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    well living in the UK all my life with no particular accent i got:

    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."

    Now if only they had "The Queen's English" option...

    Q: Do you say Grass as in "arse" or "ass"...
     
  4. Tinkerhell

    Tinkerhell Not all fairies are nice.

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    I got midland, but they don't have the right questions to properly determine that I have a good southern drawl.

    :)
     
  5. H3X4D3C1M4L

    H3X4D3C1M4L New Member

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    Not even CLOSE.

    Maybe if you go far east to Newfoundland or Nova Scotia, not where I am though we sound like...well us.
     
  6. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    Pretty interesting stuff, it said I was 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."

    Well, Im right near the lakes and most people here call Soda "pop". Interesting how they did that, good find.
     
  7. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    even though this is aimed at the us members (presumably in general) i thought this may be a little piece of fun,so i gave this a try..

    My result was ' The Northeast' despite me being 'midlands uk' since i was born.For me all the questions offered,the answers does not match my definition of the answers.
     
  8. merry

    merry gargouille

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    The Inland North blah blah

    Yeah right, I actually have a dreadful pronounciation, whatever the - foreign - language. Romania here.
     
  9. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    hmmm
     
  10. niceguyrichy

    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    I'm as Scottish as they come, but apparantly with a definite Boston accent lol
     
  11. Kombatant

    Kombatant Active Member

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    Your Result: The Midland


    "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.
     
  12. FuNsTeR

    FuNsTeR Caledonian and Proud

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    ditto that is what i got and i'm fae Ayrshire :D
     
  13. FuNsTeR

    FuNsTeR Caledonian and Proud

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    their is definitely a trend with Scots :confused:
     
  14. Maddogg6

    Maddogg6 Tail Razer

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    It seems maybe its actually testing how we are taught to announce those words... ?? - but seems theres a level of innacuracy to this test... Of takes no account of 'foriegn' accents....
    Its interesting for sure.
    I personally never noticed any differences in accent between MI and CA and AZ - other than those with a foriegn accent. -Not like new york/jersey - or the 'southern drawls' I do notice...

    Like, some friends from oklahoma called steak - 'stike' - makes me smile evertime I think of it - theyve been away from OK and still I can detect it.- less so of course - but I still hear it.
     
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    FuNsTeR Caledonian and Proud

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    Scottish people and Irish people talk fast .... that may be the reason we are coming up as Boston
     
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    FuNsTeR Caledonian and Proud

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    like take for example Americans cannot pronounce some Scottish names properly

    for example Americans pronounce McPherson as Mc"Fear"son when it is actually pronounced Mc"Fair"son

    and you pronounce Menzies as Menzies when it is pronounced as Mingies :rolleyes:
     
  17. SFOSOK

    SFOSOK 939 Goin Strong

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    It is a test for people born and raised in America. Why should it take into account foreign accents?
     
  18. Maddogg6

    Maddogg6 Tail Razer

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    me - I wasnt suggesting it should... just summing up my reading in this thread as it was suggested earlier to be of interest what those with foriegn accents results would be...thats all.

    Oh and a potential reason for the inconsistant results...

    Do you work on/around an airport?

    Only Menzies I know is an A/C service co. Otherwise not a very 'common' name/word here in the US AFAIK.
     
  19. mainman

    mainman Mr. Nobody

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    yep i get the same..
     
  20. digerati

    digerati Everyones life has worth

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    I'll test it this Saturday
     

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