What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

If you are not from the North, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Southerner who hates Southern accents and tries really hard to "talk right"; or
(b) A New Yorker or New Jerseyan who doesn't have the full accent

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

Born in Chicago, raised in the suburbs with WFMT classical radio and PBS...yep, the old Inland North would be it. I say "Shihcawgo" as opposed to "Shihcagga," which is a pretty major distinction.

...and whoever wrote this quiz must have a bias towards the southern part of Midwest, out where the cornbelt blooms and blows....

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
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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A pronuciation difference is a difference, and one has to be able to sense these differences in order to do other accents atall, which I most certainly can. Besides, I learned phonics when I was little, so that is "right out of the dictionary" English, dinguses!

(Maybe the dingus ate your baby.....:P)

And I used to say "pop" 'cause that's what my family says, but I'm just as likely or more to say "soda" lately...among other reasons, 'cause "pop" strongly connotes the flavours of orange and grape (or purple), both of 'em artifically flavoured and as sugary-bright as possible, and in a sixpack instead of bottles. Which makes a nice cold bottle of natural-brewed ginger beer sound really really appealing in comparison.

Or not. Have I mentioned it's gotten butt-ass cold out here?


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