7 Things About Me — My Accent

I’m not really the type to take online quizzes.  In fact, I pretty much only take them if a friend suggests a particular one to me.  When I came across this post on Dana Mentink’s blog, Fiction 4 Writers and Readers, I took the quiz and was quite surprised by the results that I got (see result #1 below).

If you know much at all about me, you know that I live in the southern United States of America.  If you know a little more about me, you know that I’m an Oklahoma girl, born & raised.  That being the case, I don’t think it would take much to figure out what type of accent I have.  However, being as surprised as I was by the results of that first quiz, I decided there had to be a better, more accurate quiz out there.  So I did a Google searched “American accent quiz” and took several of the quizzes that came up in the search results.

Below is a list of quizzes and the results that I got from each one.  I included a link to each quiz so that you can take a quiz or two (or more) if you’d like.  If you do, please share in a comment below which quiz you took and whether it was accurate or not.

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1) UPopin Results:  Inland North — The Inland North dialect region was once considered the “standard Midwestern” speech that was the basis for General American in the mid-20th century.  However, it has been recently modified by the Northern Cities Vowel Shift, which is the main feature of this dialect region.

2) PlayBuzz Results:  Southern — You have a southern accent! You’re shocked that people think “pin” and “pen” are pronounced differently, and you find it bizarre that people actually call coke “pop”! And of course, your day isn’t complete without saying “y’all”! The Southern dialects make up the largest accent group in the United States! You might be made fun of if you ever head up north, but pay no attention and take pride in your warm, charming accent!

3) GoToQuiz Results:  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.

4) YouThink Results:  Western — Western is kind of neutral, but not quite since it`s still possible to tell where you`re from. So you might not actually be from the West (but you probably are). If you really want to sound “neutral,” learn how to say “stock” and “stalk” differently.

5) Lifescript Results:  Northeastern — Are you from New York, New Jersey, or Massachusetts? It sounds like you might be.

6) alphaDictionary Results: 73% Dixie — Your neck must be a just little rosy!

7) If y’all know of another quiz I should take, let me know!  🙂

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Obviously, my results varied.

— #1 and #5 are the farthest from the truth — Northern?!  Really?!  You have got to be kidding me.  No way do I sound like a Northerner.

— #2 and #6 are pretty dead on — Southern… maybe a bit of a Redneck..?  Yep, that’s me.  😉

— #3 and #4 are pretty neutral — No accent or neutral accent… could be true.  I mean, I’ve been told that my accent isn’t very strong.  And I don’t have any trouble changing my accent and mimicking others.

As you may have noticed, I didn’t find a 7th quiz to take, so if you know of another one please let me know in a comment.  🙂

About Aerykah

I'm a 29-year-old Christian homeschool graduate from Oklahoma, USA. I thoroughly enjoy reading, writing, and photography... among other things. ;)
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4 Responses to 7 Things About Me — My Accent

  1. Ok, here are my results!

    #1: New England
    #2: Northeastern
    #3: Northeast
    #4: Northeastern
    #5: No accent, and American as apple pie! 😉
    #6: 21% Dixie: You are a Dandy Yankee Doodle.

    Well, they’re pretty uniform, and what I was expecting. That was fun!! 😀

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    • Aerykah says:

      You took them all? 😀 And you think that they’re pretty accurate? Knowing where you live, this makes me want to hear your accent for myself… 😉

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      • Yes, I did! Be proud of me. 😉 Well, they all pretty much gave me the same answer, which I was expecting. ROFL! Hey! I might have been born in the South and have lived here all my life, but I was raised by and have been surrounded by Northerners, so it was pretty much a given that that accent would rub off on me. Are you scandalized? 😉 You should have been there once when my friend Bella almost went apoplectic about how I pronounce the word water. Kind of sounds like wotah. Oh, and I always address a group of two or more as “you guys.” Bada bing! ;P

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        • Aerykah says:

          I am, I am! 😉
          Okay… I didn’t think of that (actually, I don’t think I knew that both your parents were Northeasterners). Anyway, it makes sense now! 😉
          My parents were both born & raised near where we currently live… My mom’s dad was from the north (born in Chicago & grew up in Michigan), but my other grandparents were all from the south, so there’s never been much northern influence on my accent. Anyway, all that to say that I really don’t know how I got some of those results. I don’t really have a strong drawl or a twang (like many people in this area have), but I certainly don’t sound northern at all. 😛

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