Thursday, April 10, 2008

Accent Test

You may have noticed that I like these tests. Here are my results for the accent test:

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: 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.

The West
North Central
The South
The Inland North
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

My question, though, is where is Appalachia in this test? I didn't see it in any of the questions, and I"m not sure where an Appalachian would fall in the list of results? Are we Midland? Or is this an idiosyncratic anomaly for me? What about the rest of you?


Anonymous said...

midland also.
It says "you don't HAVE an accent".
Then says you live in a band Maryland/PA to Ind. Which I do.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

The whole premise is absurd. "Southern" vernacular has a few similarities across the entire region, but there are also many differences.
Someone from western Tennessee speaks as different as someone from the NC coast and someone from NYC.
These silly little tags are constructions done by some simpleton who doesn't know what he/she talking about.

MountainLaurel said...

Kayak, fascinating that there is no mention of WV in that band where we live.

SH, I'll agree with you. I'm wondering what kind of linguistic background the author has. I'm guessing none.

I've seen some of these that seem quite good, grounded in linguistic research. This doesn't appear to be one of those.