26 November 2006

Where Ya From?

Born and bred in Minnesota, yet my results are...

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Philadelphia

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 it was they heard.

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Of course, it could have something to do with having hearing damage as a preschooler. After the surgery to repair my hearing, I needed speech therapy for several years. As a result I have a wonky accent. Indeed, I've had people ask what my native language is because I don't sound like most other English speakers.

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3 comments:

Pointless Drivel said...

Very interesting. That's the same result I had gotten when I did the test a few weeks ago. Slightly more so, actually, but there were only, what?, twenty questions?

I figured mine came from a combination of my years doing radio, along with my incessant need to over-enunciate. Something you do, as well. I had originally thought that came from both of us growing up listening to The Mother, but your speech training makes sense, along with my voice training.

(It is a myth, but the way, that the ideal broadcasting voice is Midwestern. The idea voice is Mid-Atlantic (Philly), but people tend to think of anything East Coast as Boston, New York or Georgia. They forget about those middle ones.)

By they way, you folks who laugh at those of us with accents, assuming you have none: All Fuggedaboutit. Everybody has an accent.

The Big Finn said...

I am "Inland North." I was asked: "Are you from Chicago?" Why, yes I am!

Expat Traveler said...

lol - very interesting... I at least came up with a west coast accent... nothing at all basically..

Fun!