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    American English Accent Quiz

    Okay, so it won't be accurate for many of us, but it's still interesting.

    My results:

    You Speak General American English!
    65% General American English

    25% Yankee

    5% Dixie

    5% Midwestern

    0% Upper Midwestern
     
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    What Kind of American English Do You Speak?



    You Speak General American English! [​IMG] 40% General American English

    25% Yankee

    20% Upper Midwestern

    15% Dixie

    0% Midwestern


    I'm originally from the Chicago area and moved to Indiana.. My boyfriend says I'm starting to get a lil' drawl. I hope I get a full-on hick drawl. I'd love it.
     
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    The only thing I took from Iowa is when someone says "thank you" I say "yup" instead of "you're welcome". Every once in a while I'll call soda POP despite myself. Oh god I actually miss the midwest....
     
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    Apparently I say 'roll' like: raw-al
    That was pointed out last time I took him for sushi..
    So either I'm getting a drawl or I've had a stroke.
     
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    I took this quiz. It was funny, I came out as Michigan or something. I will have to look it up.
     
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    You Speak General American English!

    50% General American English

    20% Dixie

    20% Yankee

    5% Midwestern

    5% Upper Midwestern

    Which is hilarious, because I was born in Chicago and grew up in Ohio...then after a few turns in California, St. Louis, and Europe I came to Texas (where I've lived for twenty years, so far...).

    So my accent is all messed up.:m129:
     
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    This quiz doesn't have other options. I don't say some of those words. I chose the one I would rather use and came out General American.
     
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    General American:

    50% General American English

    30% Dixie

    20% Yankee

    0% Midwestern

    0% Upper Midwestern


    This kinda makes sense. I was born in TX, moved to Pennsylvania in fifth grade, and go to college in New England.

    I use "y'all" and "wicked" in the same sentence and know what a "packy" is. I've also picked up the occasional "all a yahz" from PA and have started pronouncing some of my words (house, out, about) with a Minnesota slant - no idea where that one came from.

    I think I pick up accents/dialects fairly quickly though. I've got relatives in NC and it only takes a day or two down there before I start drawling.
     
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    I have what you call the "non-accent" ... I sound like news people heh.

    90% General American English

    5% Dixie

    5% Midwestern

    0% Upper Midwestern

    0% Yankee
     
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    Wyote, that would be American radio English. Easiest to understand, in America.
     
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    You Speak General American English!
    55% General American English

    20% Yankee

    15% Upper Midwestern

    5% Dixie

    5% Midwestern
     
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    So not true! :rant:

    40% General American English
    30% Yankee
    25% Dixie
    5% Upper Midwestern
    0% Midwestern
     
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    45% Strine English
    35% Broad Australian
    10% Cultivated Australian
    5% Taking the Piss
    5% Pirate

    An English Captains experience with Early Strine

    From the memoirs of Captain James Rowntree:

    "On Monday of this week a Welsh convict named Jones called me "a Fair Dinkum Arsehole". Such insolence and was about to pistol whip him when Jones quickly started rambling. The funny thing was that it turns out that "Fair Dinkum" actually reverses the insult which follows. By calling me "a Fair Dinkum arsehole" he was saying that I am, in some way, the farthest thing possible away from an arsehole. Feeling quite chuffed with myself I refrained from beating the man. I have decided to play along with their folly. In the last few days I have been called a "Fair dinkum Prick", Dick, Asseshead, Cows Tit and some really vulgar words that I would not put to paper. It has taken time but I have finally gained respect from these horrid convicts " 12th Febuary, 1839 *

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    It's highly possible that I would be completely unable to understand what you're saying if I met you in person. I find the Australian accent to be the second most difficult english accent to understand, right after the Irish accent.
     
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    I didn't see much of the Upper Midwest slang in that quiz, so

    70% General American English

    10% Dixie

    10% Yankee

    5% Midwestern

    5% Upper Midwestern


    Thats because its nicer here. Except during the harsh and unforgiving winters. Also that Yup instead of You're welcome would have been a good indicator for that test.


    Sort of like this then?
     
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    Pfft! Yeah right, second hardest my ass... Have you never heard a Scotsman speaking local slang?!?

    :faint2:
     
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    You Speak General American English! [​IMG] 50% General American English

    35% Yankee

    15% Dixie

    0% Midwestern

    0% Upper Midwestern


    Woohooo what does that mean?
     
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    OMG I have noticed this!

    It is like they are having a seizure.
     
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    I second that! My parents once rented a Scottish movie and it had subtitles even though they speak English! :D

    My results:
    55% General American English

    15% Upper Midwestern

    15% Yankee

    10% Dixie

    5% Midwestern

    -- What pisses me off is that non-American isn't an option :p And, some things I had no option for. I call tennis shoes / sneakers "Running Shoes". Apparently I'm weird?
     
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