Tuesday, November 05, 2013

What American Accent Do You Have?

I'm not sure whether or not this counts as Trivia Tuesday, but regardless this is a fun little quiz to determine your American accent. Please note that the Pittsburgh accent is not one of the final results.

In case you are wondering, this is my score:

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: North Central
 
"North Central" is what professional linguists call the Minnesota accent. If you saw "Fargo" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot.
 
The West
 
The Midland
 
Boston
 
The Inland North
 
The South
 
Philadelphia
 
The Northeast

This makes no sense to me. I don't think anyone has mistaken me for Canadian, eh. I thought the characters in "Fargo" sounded out of the ordinary. I only heard of "Uff Da" when I visited Minnesota as part of my 2007 hockey road trip.

Take the quiz yourself here and share your results in the comments section below.


The actual percentages for me are as follows:

North Central - 88%
The West - 84%
The Midland - 83%
Boston - 62%
The Inland North - 41%
The South - 34%
Philadelphia - 22%

4 comments:

Messiah said...

96% "The West." It says I don't have an accent. It's luck it didn't ask me how to pronounce "bulb" or "skull," because no one can understand me when I speak those two words.

lacochran's evil twin said...

Which one is the one for American Royalty?

Wait, maybe that the Kim K. accent. Ew. Nevermind.

Josh Croyle said...

Mine was 95% Midland. Although, everyone makes fun of how I saw well/whale or hill/heal...

Sean said...

Messiah & Josh - Thanks for sharing your results.

Lacochran - I would guess that Philadelphia is not the American Royalty accent.