Monday, April 23, 2007

Accent-u-ate The Positive

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

Western. Like Midland, Western is another accent that people consider neutral. So, you might not actually be from the Western half of the country, but you definitely sound like it.

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?




Found this little test out there. I've always thought that I was accentless. (Most people do unless it's pointed out to them otherwise repeatedly.) This pretty much confirmed my feelings.

5 comments:

Ken said...

Surprise, I have a Northern Accent. Which isn't terribly surprising since I am from update NY.

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

Hey, this quiz seems accurate!
Mine:

Western. Like Midland, Western is another accent that people consider neutral. So, you might not actually be from the Western half of the country, but you definitely sound like it.

LoraLoo said...

Midland. The Midland (please don't confuse with "Midwest") itself is the neutral zone between the North and South. But just because you have a Midland accent doesn't mean you're from there. Since it is considered a neutral, default, "non-regional" accent you could easily be from someplace without its own accent, like Florida, or a big city in the South like Dallas, Houston, or Atlanta.

This surprised me a little bit since I've lived in Western states (to include Hawaii) since I was 2.

Molie (aka Lily) said...

I was off base for me. It said I had a Midland accent, but my accent is Northern. It was probably user error.

Teri said...

Midland for me as well. This does remind me of a long time ago when I was on vacation with my parents in Canada. This guy asked us if we were from California, because we had a California accent. (Please refrain from the Valley Girl jokes please) Also, a lot of people make fun of me for saying pajamas (pronounced pa jaw mas) strangely. I think it is also a California thing.