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28 February 2011 @ 05:51 pm
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

New York City. You are most definitely from New York City. Not New Jersey, not Connecticut. If you are from Jersey then you can probably get into New York City in 10 minutes or less.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

Dear Quiz,

I would like to inform you that you are incredibly wrong. I am not from New York City. I have spent less than 12 hours there in my life, probably including the times we drove through on our way to Virginia Beach. I am a native Masshole (OH NO MASSACHUSETTS ACCENTS - but fear not, mine was never Bostonian) with a hybridised US-UK accent, which I think is wicked cool. (No, actually, I lie: I'm generally pretty apathetic about how I speak provided I'm speaking correctly. I just wanted to say 'wicked cool' again, like the good ol' days of 14. (; )

I am entertained by your attempts.

Gigglingly yours,

P.S. I can't even fake a New York accent if I try.


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kellychamblisskellychambliss on February 28th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
This is fun. I tried the quiz; it put me exactly in my home state area.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Keys.cranky__crocus on February 28th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
I knew as I went into it that I would end up messing around with the system. (: (Although to be honest at this point I don't think I can even remember how I would answer it to fit my old way of speaking--I'm not sure I can get back home when it comes to my accent!) Glad it picked up on your accent so well! :D
Sunsets4mySoul: Fall Colorssunsets4mysoul on February 28th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Worked for me!

I did it and it put me in "Eastern New England: MA/NH/ME." Which is right on. It said it knew I wasn't from NY because I say don/dawn the same ;)
lash_larue: Nolash_larue on February 28th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
It got me as Southern, which does not mean that I have an accent. It means that I pronounce words properly.

In what universe does "bag" rhyme with vague"?

And certainly "father" rhymes with "bother", the y are even synonyms.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Roses.cranky__crocus on March 8th, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
I wondered at the 'bag' 'vague' question too; it boggled my mind.

*Chortles.* Lash, you are too much. :Þ
therealsnapetherealsnape on February 28th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
I'm from New York City, too.

And my teachers tried so hard to make us all sound upper-class British.

But given the fact that NYC is a former Dutch colony, it arguably counts as home state.
minervas_eule: pic#88244604 laugh Oscarminervas_eule on March 1st, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
Same with me.... seems it is what you end up with receiving a Northern-European English school-education !?! And they sell it as "Oxford English" in the school curriculum....
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Pretty princess.cranky__crocus on March 8th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
I changed one answer (I don't know which - perhaps the 'mary' one) somewhere along the line and suddenly got 'neutral,' which I think is truer for both my present and past accents.

However it seems NYC is the answer they give non-American English speakers!

(Plus, I have an aunt named "Dawn" - I couldn't go calling her "Don" now, could I?)
101mutts: dragonfly101mutts on March 1st, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
I got neutral which seems pretty accurate. I am not a fan of the Boston accent. Having a British accent would be nice, though. :)
Kiwi Crocus: Lips || Sweet watermelon.cranky__crocus on March 8th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
I got neutral when I changed one thing on the quiz. I think neutral fits me more, for both present and past American accents. :B
Nickiperoxidepirate on March 1st, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
I think this quiz is fail-y. I have a distinct Midwestern/Michigan accent, as evidenced by the fact that I barely pronounce a difference between sit, set, and sat (I try but it just doesn't take). The quiz told me I have a "neutral" accent because my "national identity" is more important to me and I "barely have a local identity." BULLSHIT. (But then again, lots of people around here believe we don't have an accent at all, which is also bullshit.)