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accent quiz

Damn you, gmskarka! Had to take this quiz:
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What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

North Central. This is what everyone calls a "Minnesota accent." If you saw "Fargo" or "Drop Dead Gorgeous" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Some Americans may mistake you for a Canadian.

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).

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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jeanineers
Apr. 22nd, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
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What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

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.

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?
Different
Same
Same, no wait I mean different, maybe, a little bit different...

mckitterick
Apr. 22nd, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Heee, you speak in the accent from where I live. Huh! Ever lived in KC or St. Louis?
woadwarrior
Apr. 22nd, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
Midlands for me as well. It's probably all that moving around.
mckitterick
Apr. 22nd, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
Interesting! Of course mine is pretty much all-Minnesota, even though I haven't lived there for 20 years.
cba1282zyx
Apr. 22nd, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
So then do you think that people in Fargo talk normal?
mckitterick
Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
Well, their accent is certainly noticeable, but "normal"? Not sure what that means. Yes, it's normal for them, but I sure don't speak like that, don'tcha know.
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mckitterick
Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Sure, I've always thought I had an Inland North accent, but I don't think I sound completely Minnesotan - that's why I was happy to get the dual accent answer.
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