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What kind of American English do you speak?

» Here's a Web quiz that's actually fun: What Kind of American English do you Speak? I come out at:

70% General American English
10% Upper Midwestern
5% Dixie
5% Midwestern
0% Yankee

(via one of those sister blogs, From Where I Write)

 [ 11.17.06 ]


I came out as:

60% General American English
15% Upper Midwestern
10% Dixie
10% Yankee
0% Midwestern

This is interesting, as my people have been in Calif and Oregon for 3-5 generations. Where is West Coast english? ;o)

These things are fun. This one did a better job for me, nailing my accent as "American West."

That one tells me ' "You have a Midland accent" which 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.'

I honestly thought I spoke newscaster bland, but instead mine comes out to:

45% General American English
30% Yankee
20% Dixie

Surprising as I've lived in NW NJ forever. I have no idea what the missing 5% is.

The other quiz says I speak "Inland North" and people should be asking me if I'm from Wisconsin or Chicago.



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