Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Mindless Internet Fun

I saw this on Beth's blog and tried it out. It seems to be accurate for me, for while I've never lived in the actual "Midland" of the US (as they list them), I have lived all over the eastern side of the country (born in NY, lived in NY, RI, VA, CT, LA, TX, MD, SC, FL). I've moved more than that list represents as sometimes we moved back to a state I'd already lived in.

I've lived in FL for the last 17 years. Once we'd been here 7 years, it became the longest I'd lived anywhere. So I guess after 17 years it's now home and I'm almost a native. But with so many moves in my "formative years," I picked up a lot of accents (age 14-15 was the worst -- a really thick Long Island, NY accent!) but they were subsequently blurred by the accent from a move into another new area. IOW, at some point I stopped having an accent. Well, not to Americans. I'm sure I still sound strange to Brits and Aussies. ;-)

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 West
North Central
The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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  1. Hah, me too! And I'm originally from the South. Fun quiz!

  2. It nailed me. I got the Inland North. "Do people ask if you're from Wisconsin?" Hah! I wonder what gave me away? That was fun Debbie, thanks!

  3. Hmmmm. I really do have a Southern accent (pen=pin proves it), but it pegged me for a Midland.



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