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Friday, January 04, 2008

Do You Have an Accent?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The South
The West
The Inland North
Philadelphia
Boston
The Northeast
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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2 comments:

Barbara said...

I am Midland too!

Gary Means said...

My accent is from the West. I have no idea as to what your accent sounds like.

When a band goes on "tour", does that word rhyme with pore or pure?

I only ask because I know that people east of your part of the country say it the first way. (It drives me crazy.) For me, all of these words rhyme with "tour":
"detour"
"contour"
"brochure"
"provocateur"
"cure"
"sure".

Ah, I just checked the Random House and American Heritage dictionaries, and "too er" is right. I had started to wonder when I realized that I pronounce "pour" to rhyme with "pore", which is also how I pronounce "poor".

When I used to volunteer as an ESL tutor, my last student, Vasily often said, "oh! Crazy English!" when he encountered such words as "read" which of course could rhyme with "reed" or "red". Ukrainian is much easier to learn. I only learned a few words and phrases, but you can trust their alphabet to behave.