My accent? I don't have an accent!

May 22 2008 Published by under Silliness

A few weeks ago I stumbled across this fascinating quiz on GoToQuiz. Many of the quizzes one takes online are just silly, content-free distractions (with the exception of the Dungeons & Dragons character quiz I've talked about earlier), but this one really seems to work: "What American accent do you have?" My results are below:

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 Midland
The Northeast
Philadelphia
The South
The West
Boston
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

I have to say, they've nailed it. I'm originally from the Chicago area. The quiz also tagged the fiancée as being from Ohio (the 'midlands', I think they called it). Does it correctly determine your accent? Give it a try!

2 responses so far

  • Personal Demon says:

    Your fiancé and I have the same non-accent. "The Midland" rules! We "have a good voice for TV and radio."

    (I actually used to have an "Inland North" accent, but I spent three formative high school years in Missour-ah, and apparently that averaged me out.)

  • Babs67 aka the fiancee says:

    PD - I didn't think I had an accent until I went to a college roommate's house for the weekend. Her family lived outside of Dayton. I was telling a story at the dinner table when her father called me out for having a northeastern accent based on my "nasal A" pronunciation when I said "jacket". I was mortified.

    Down here in the South, I have been identified as a Clevelander based on my "accent" as well. I guess some people are more sensitive than others.