Sunday, July 1, 2007

What American Accent Do You Have?

I stole got this from Jen over at Never A Dull Moment, and she's right, this one really does peg my accent better than the old version. In real life, I originally had a NY accent which has mellowed after nearly 20 years in Israel to something slightly more generic. My vocal roots do come out under stress (or after a few drinks) though.

What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)


This could either mean an r-less NYC or Providence accent or one from Jersey which doesn't sound the same. (People in Jersey don't call their state "Joisey" in real life)

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margalit said...

It says I have a Midland accent, which is actually no accent. I'm from Los Angeles, but have lived in Boston most of my adult life. I have never, ever, not for ne second, lived in the MidWest, but that's how I came up.


Uisce said...

I'm Midland -- I guess I'm not so New England-ish after all! :)

MamaLee said...

I need to take this test, but I live in that area that your pic shows! And there is a distinct New York accent, a different accent for Rhode Island, and a different accent for Massachusetts. It's crazy!

What do I have?

Probably a little of them all!

Robin said...

I grew up in that area too Mamalee (suburban NY in my case), and there certainly are!

Nancy said...

Northern, LOL ... I really didn't think the test would pick up on an "accent" ... but being from Michigan, it hit it right on!

Robin, I've been reading your archives and didn't know you have lived in Israel for 20 years!

Robin said...

Really? How funny. Yup, I've been here for half of forever already. You must be reading through a reader and not seeing the header :).

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Wow, Midland for me too. Funny b/c I've lived in New England for most of my life. I lived in the midwest only from the ages of 5-7.