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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What American accent do you have?

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 Northeast
The South
North Central
The Midland
The West
What American accent do you have?
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My results are as I expected, considering I was born in Wisconsin and have lived here most of my life. I think that I have less of a Wisconsin ("ooooooh ya") accent than most natives since I lived in Omaha, Nebraska from 1974 to 1982, formative years for my speech. Omaha is considered to have the most "correct" form of speaking in the nation, which is why so many call centers are located in Nebraska.

"Inland North" isn't really a region of the United States if you ask me. I'd also note that a Minnesota accent is completely different than an eastern Wisconsin accent, and a Wisconsin accent is different from a Nebraska accent. And that said, I'm probably influenced by the fact that my mom grew up in northeastern South Dakota while my dad grew up in Wisconsin, so I never had the true Wisconsin accent that my friends (especially Anne D. and Mark W.) have.

I've never called soda "pop," but my Minnesota and South Dakota cousins sure do.

I wouldn't divide the nation into the Midland, the Northeast, the South, Philadelphia, North Central, the West and Boston! This quiz is, as Nathan would say, "cracked out."


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