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  1. Dcup

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  3. wax

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    OMG - I sound like Lamour!

    Not from anywhere near PA, but, I have been told I have a great voice for TV or radio, or, was that face for radio...
     
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    we must be brothers !!!!


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  5. wax

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    YeeGads! Run for your lives, everyone! It's the WolfingtonMan!
     
  6. ferraridude615

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    Inland North, where ever that is.
     
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  8. 250californiafan

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    It was right for me, as it said I have a Northeast accent.
     
  9. tatcat

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    not even close. said i was midlandand. i've got a major Balmer accent, Hon. although sometimes folks think it's a Philly accent.
     
  10. iceburns288

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    It said I was West, then Midland, North Central, Boston, and then finally the South. I find that very strange considering I have a pretty strong Southern accent and I got a 100% on the Yankee test (0 is most Yankee, 100 most Southern).
     
  11. djui5

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    Midland, which is right, I was born in Colorado and we don't have accents in Colorado :D
     
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  13. 285ferrari

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    "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, Ocean City, New Jersey, 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.
     
  14. LamboLover

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    "Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent."

    Wow....I've only been to the northeast twice, and never near Philly.
     
  15. BMW.SauberF1Team

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    "North Central" is what professional linguists call the Minnesota accent. If you saw "Fargo" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot.


    Riiight. No one has EVER confused me for being Canadian. lol
     
  16. FarmerDave

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    Buddy, you have a thick accent. I had never heard an accent like yours before we had dinner at that chinese restaurant a couple yrs ago, and ever since then I can hear someone with a similar accent and I instantly think of you and when I ask where they're from they're ALWAYS from Maryland.

    What's funny is that I got the same answer as you did (I do live in the Dallas area but that's an exremely broad answer there.) , and I don't thnk you and I have anywhere close to the same accent. But I probably sound as redneck to you as you do to me. LOL:)
     
  17. OC Speed Junkie

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    Mine reported back as "North Central" is what professional linguists call the Minnesota accent. If you saw "Fargo" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot. High Score in West, Midland, and Boston. West clearly makes sense and does to Boston to some degree as I am often asked by people if I used to live there.
     
  18. dm_n_stuff

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    Philly Cheese Steak.

    Yup, that's me.

    we drink wudder.

    We wush our carz.

    And we watch the IGGLES play football.

    Yup.

    Also got my wife EXACTLY right. Inland north.

    She drinks soda pop.

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    What American accent do you have?
    Your Result: The West


    Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.
     
  20. Cozmic_Kid

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    I've been told by 4 different of each other peeps that I sound...

    1. Irish

    2. Like A'hnold!!!!

    Either way I am offended :D
     
  21. DGS

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    Apparently, knowing how to enunciate is deemed exclusive to Phila. Gah.

    A couple of times, individuals who have placed a room full of people by their accent have been stumped by me. In my youth, I put a lot of effort into emulating a "network news" accent. (E.g., learning to say "youth" instead of "yout". ;))

    In english, at least. My language teacher once despaired to understand how anyone could manage to speak french with a bronx accent. :p


    Although enunciating is clearly no longer practiced in hollyweird. While I was watching the DVDs of the "Firefly" series, I was reassured to see that the people who added the subtitles couldn't understand half of what they were saying, either. And not just the massively mangled chinese phrases. A couple of times, I spotted mumbled english phrases labeled "speaking chinese" in the subtitles.
     
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    "That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it."


    Nailed me :)

    It couldn't hear the hillbilly, redneck, nasal twang that goes with it though ;)
     
  23. Ferrariman355

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    Yup. Tis true.

    Your Result: The West.
     
  24. jsa330

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    Said the same for me, and I'm half Texas, half Mississippi, and have lived in Dallas all my life.
     
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    North Texican.
     
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    It claims "Midland, or 'no accent'", but anyone who knows me will testify to the Texan in my twang.
     
  27. agup48

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    Well, I've moved throughout the nation, born in Minneapolis, moved to Oklahoma->Michigan->Houston->Austin->Phoenix

    It said I had a North Central accent, which every is saying is Minnesota. I don't think I have a "North Central" accent anymore, probably because I moved from there when I was very young.
     
  28. ylshih

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    It says "Northeast" probably New York City for me, which is actually correct as far as where I grew up. However, most people tell me "you don't sound like a New Yorker, you have no accent". In retrospect, I think what it actually tests is your ear for what sounds natural, versus how you actually speak.
     

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