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Oh, amusement.

These things never get me right. Real post later.

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

You're probably from somewhere near New York City, possibly north Jersey, or Connecticut or Rhode Island. If you are from New York City you may be one of the types who people never believe when you say you're from New York.

If you are not from here, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Philadelphian who can't stand the way other Philadelphians say "on";
(b) A Yat from New Orleans; or
(c) Someone from England, Australia, or New Zealand, in which case why are you doing this quiz in the first place?

Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

If you are not from the North, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Southerner who hates Southern accents and tries really hard to "talk right"; or
(b) A New Yorker or New Jerseyan who doesn't have the full accent

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?


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Aug. 17th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
*laughs* actually, for amusement's sake, I took it and got the result that said I was an American that got mistaken for a Canadian often, or that I was a Canadian who has a mostly but not completely Canadian accent.

=) They were right for me.

Hmmm... I never actually really thought about the way I say things. (For the most part until someone teases me about the pronunciation I have for a particular word)
Aug. 18th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
Technically, they're right, since I'm from New York originally but I've been in the South (read: Maryland) for so long that my Bronx accent is all but gone. My accent also changes drastically depending on my mood and stuff, so it's a toss-up, really.

This one is more accurate than most, to be honest; usually I get general all-American or it thinks I'm Brit. *chuckles*
Aug. 17th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
I'm true neutral, but all-American...I guess this is what happens when you blend the North Atlantic with the Midwest. I don't say "melk" yet, though...
Aug. 18th, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
Heh, I guess that's good.

Living down South (not really) has polluted my accent; I've found myself saying "ya'll". *shudders*
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