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02-Nov-2006

Since everybody else is doing it…

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 8:29 pm

I’m not normally one to randomly post memes in my blog, but, well, being somewhat of a language geek, I felt like taking this little quiz…

What American accent do you have? 

Your Result: The Northeast
 

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

The South
 
Philadelphia
 
The Midland
 
The Inland North
 
Boston
 
The West
 
North Central
 
What American accent do you have?
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This is particularly interesting since I’ve lived in Georgia all my life! (Though then again, southern did end up as the 2nd-place result…)

(Incidentally, the HTML output on this quiz thing is broken. For some reason, what ends up getting copied to the clipboard, at least in Mozilla-based browsers, is a regular space rather than a non-breaking one as specified on the page, which causes the graph to be thrown totally out of whack. But the reason there’s a non-breaking space character in the first place is that the quiz makers didn’t properly encode their HTML entities. Anyone else taking the quiz can fix it by searching for > < and replacing with >&nbsp;<.)

1 Comment »

  1. Such a test is probably a little subjective and too short to be accurate, but quite interesting.

    It is interesting how just in Georgia there are so many different accents that people in one county
    make fun of people in the next.

    Comment by Adrian — 13-Nov-2006 @ 12:54 am

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