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Stlrs4Life
03-10-2007, 10:57 AM
http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have


Try it now, I pasted this from the web site itself.


I have the Midland

steelerbackr4life
03-10-2007, 11:25 AM
The first time I took it it said NY the second time Philadelphia. I guess thats because I live inbetween the 2. No wonder my friends from NY say I have a Philly accent and my friends from Philly say I have a N.Y. accent. All my friends from Pittsburgh just say I talk funny.

polamalufan43
03-10-2007, 11:36 AM
Um... the link doesn't work. I wonder why.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

klick81
03-10-2007, 12:08 PM
Yeah, linkie no workie.

Livinginthe past
03-10-2007, 12:29 PM
http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have

Here is the link.

klick81
03-10-2007, 12:44 PM
Yeeeeeah baby!

Wild Wild West!

Jeremy
03-10-2007, 12:46 PM
I am the lowest common denominator.

4 years in Arizona have robbed me of any trace of an accent I might have once had.

tony hipchest
03-10-2007, 01:17 PM
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.


yep. hang loose brah.

while virtually unnoticable in these parts ive heard a new mexico accent being described as having slight hints of a texan drawl/twang, so-cal, and a bit of spanglish. i grew up here and arizona, and california, so much of what we hear sounds like people on tv who have no accent.

floodcitygirl
03-10-2007, 01:29 PM
I got the west too....one area that I've never lived in! Just get me around some PA people for a few conversations, it's amazing how it comes back. Southern folks too...I start getting that drawl.

Jeremy
03-10-2007, 01:31 PM
I was home for two weeks last summer and my accent never came back. I guess that was part of the "I'm leaving and never coming back" thing I had when I was 18.

Livinginthe past
03-10-2007, 01:34 PM
I am from the Northeast or Inland North.

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

SteelShooter
03-10-2007, 01:42 PM
The South...............who'd a figgr'd! :dang:

SteelShooter
03-10-2007, 01:43 PM
I am from the Northeast or Inland North.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm, New England.......another surprise there! :sofunny:

Jeremy
03-10-2007, 01:45 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmmm, New England.......another surprise there! :sofunny:

Uh Steel, LITP is a Brit.

tony hipchest
03-10-2007, 01:55 PM
The South...............who'd a figgr'd! :dang:

lol. $100 = a hunnerd bucks

SteelCzar76
03-10-2007, 02:16 PM
I got Midland. Which according to this test means 'I have no accent'. I guess that's what happens when you have a So cal accent greatly affected by time spent in the east and south ?

SteelShooter
03-10-2007, 02:20 PM
Uh Steel, LITP is a Brit.

Jeremy, you missed my humor there Bro.

An English dude (that is a Pats fan) completes an "American Accent" quiz and it comes out as a New England area accent..............it was yet another "Who'd a figgr'd" comment. :smile:

SteelShooter
03-10-2007, 02:21 PM
lol. $100 = a hunnerd bucks


Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm..........yep! :sofunny: :flap: LMAO! :flap: :sofunny:

Livinginthe past
03-10-2007, 02:35 PM
Jeremy, you missed my humor there Bro.

An English dude (that is a Pats fan) completes an "American Accent" quiz and it comes out as a New England area accent..............it was yet another "Who'd a figgr'd" comment. :smile:

Heh heh.

Don't worry Shooter - I got ya :wink02:

My accent must follow my heart :cheers::sofunny:

NM

SteelCzar76
03-10-2007, 02:55 PM
Heh heh.

Don't worry Shooter - I got ya :wink02:

My accent must follow my heart :cheers::sofunny:

NM



I don't know Pats,... i always kinda pictured the Geico Gecko voice when i read your posts. LOL :cheers:

Livinginthe past
03-10-2007, 03:15 PM
I don't know Pats,... i always kinda pictured the Geico Gecko voice when i read your posts. LOL :cheers:

Its funny you should mention that.

I've been told I even look like him a little.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/n_mckeown/litpgecko.jpg

NM

SteelCzar76
03-10-2007, 04:06 PM
:sofunny: Touche Pat's,.....touche ! :sofunny:

silver & black
03-10-2007, 04:40 PM
Midland... right on the money with Ohio.

polamalufan43
03-10-2007, 05:33 PM
Yeah, it said I was in the midland, right in Pittsburgh.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

Stlrs4Life
03-10-2007, 07:21 PM
The first time I took it it said NY the second time Philadelphia. I guess thats because I live inbetween the 2. No wonder my friends from NY say I have a Philly accent and my friends from Philly say I have a N.Y. accent. All my friends from Pittsburgh just say I talk funny.



You talk normal to me.

polamalufan43
03-10-2007, 07:23 PM
Yeah, I think everyone has their own accent and they will not really realize it until either they go out of town and people comment on it, or they have a friend who moved in from out of town and they notice it. As for me, Pittsburghese is a casual thing for me, and half of the time I don't even try to speak it, I just do. It's weird because my parents, my mom in particular, never could say you guys, she always said yinz, and I never really knew why, :sofunny:

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

SteelShooter
03-10-2007, 11:51 PM
I don't know Pats,... i always kinda pictured the Geico Gecko voice when i read your posts. LOL :cheers:

But doesn't the Geico Gecko have more of an Aussie accent, not the accent of a Briton...........right?

HometownGal
03-11-2007, 12:07 AM
Right on the money for me!

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.

tony hipchest
03-11-2007, 12:54 AM
for pittsburgh naitives:

which level of pittsburghese do you speak?

you all = yunz or yinz
water = worder or wooder
mouse = maus or mahs
faucet = spicket or spigot

Jeremy
03-11-2007, 09:53 AM
Jeremy, you missed my humor there Bro.

An English dude (that is a Pats fan) completes an "American Accent" quiz and it comes out as a New England area accent..............it was yet another "Who'd a figgr'd" comment. :smile:

Oops!

I guess I always pictured the old James Doohan when I read his posts.

BOXCAR JOEY
03-11-2007, 11:47 AM
I have a nice thick "real" newjersey accent. people that sound like the sopranos are new yorkers trying to pretend like they are from new jersey or they moved in from new york. Jersey people have a slight twang with elongated vowels mostly.

BOXCAR JOEY
03-11-2007, 12:53 PM
i was a dummy that left SF on the computer and my supervisor decided to play a gag on me.


shame on me.

Livinginthe past
03-11-2007, 01:10 PM
Your accent has changed in the hour between your posts?

RoethlisBURGHer
03-11-2007, 01:37 PM
I got inland north

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

I live in Cleveland (Lake Erie) and I have been asked if I am fron Chicago when I have gone down south.And yes,carbonated drinks are "pop"!

Livinginthe past
03-11-2007, 01:43 PM
i was a dummy that left SF on the computer and my supervisor decided to play a gag on me.


shame on me.

Ha ha thats pretty funny.

I wish i had quoted 'your' post now.

What was it again?

I've got one of those gay accents with a lisp. Like I live in San fran or something.

Your supervisor got you good there! :wink02:

NM

Jeremy
03-11-2007, 01:47 PM
I got inland north



I live in Cleveland (Lake Erie) and I have been asked if I am fron Chicago when I have gone down south.And yes,carbonated drinks are "pop"!

Nothing wrong with a strong Midwestern accent. The whole pop thing has been drummed out of me by 5 years spend in the Air Force. Accents around here aren't really something you want to feature about yourself.

BOXCAR JOEY
03-11-2007, 02:20 PM
it was "I got a gay accent with a lisp like im from san fran or new hope."

Yup thats what I get for forgetting to close out the window.

oh well.

RoethlisBURGHer
03-11-2007, 03:01 PM
Nothing wrong with a strong Midwestern accent. The whole pop thing has been drummed out of me by 5 years spend in the Air Force. Accents around here aren't really something you want to feature about yourself.

Nope,nothing wrong with it unless you're down south where the rednecks call you damn northerners and threaten to shoot you with the shotgun in thier lap for winning the civil war and ruining what they had in slavery.

Or at least that's what I heard from people when I spent time in Georgia and South Carolina on vacation.

Dynasty
03-11-2007, 04:18 PM
It's weird, it says that I have a west accent, but I've lived in the burgh my entire life... though i guess i do have a bit of a cal accent. hmm

Black@Gold Forever32
03-11-2007, 04:23 PM
I have a midwestern/western PA accent. I was born and raised in Indiana. But both of my parents are from western PA.

SteelCzar76
03-11-2007, 05:32 PM
It's weird, it says that I have a west accent, but I've lived in the burgh my entire life... though i guess i do have a bit of a cal accent. hmm




Hey i'm a product of Los Angeles and it said that i have no accent ? Which is funny because i agree. (LOL) I just like to think of it as 'articulate'.

Maidenarcher
03-11-2007, 07:16 PM
My result is "The Midland".....I am from the South and I know I don't have an accent....My Broadcasting in college taught me how to get rid of it......That is until you start talking about the country and then the country girl accent comes out just a little bit....

Elvis
03-11-2007, 07:57 PM
I have definitely got a southern draw to my speech. I have talked to alot of different people from different parts of the US and more working at the Casino and I hear it all the time about how much they like my accent..

Jeremy
03-11-2007, 08:00 PM
Hey i'm a product of Los Angeles and it said that i have no accent ? Which is funny because i agree. (LOL) I just like to think of it as 'articulate'.

:shake01:

If I had a nickel for every time I heard a Southern Californian describe themselves that way I wouldn't have to work for the government!

AZ_Steeler
03-12-2007, 08:14 PM
Midland - which is where I grew up before being transplanted...

Stlrs4Life
03-17-2007, 12:03 PM
Uh Steel, LITP is a Brit.


There's a difference?

SteelShooter
03-17-2007, 03:48 PM
Oops!

I guess I always pictured the old James Doohan when I read his posts.



I can see that Jeremy, unfortunately..................Mr Doohan (aka; Mr Scott from the original Star Trek) was a Scot (pun?) with a rather subtle Scottish brogue. Compare James Doohan and William Wallace from Braveheart, although a few centuries apart, you will find similarities.

LMAO!!!

I work with quite a few Officers from the UK and AU through the Exchange Program and have gotten to the point where I can tell the diff .....most of the time.

Livinginthe past
03-18-2007, 10:45 AM
I can see that Jeremy, unfortunately..................Mr Doohan (aka; Mr Scott from the original Star Trek) was a Scot (pun?) with a rather subtle Scottish brogue. Compare James Doohan and William Wallace from Braveheart, although a few centuries apart, you will find similarities.

LMAO!!!

I work with quite a few Officers from the UK and AU through the Exchange Program and have gotten to the point where I can tell the diff .....most of the time.

Och, I dinnae know what yer talkin aboot laddie! :sofunny:

lamberts-lost-tooth
03-18-2007, 11:22 AM
Being from Southern Illinois...(which is about like "Northern" Kentucky)....I rated a southern accent. Not surprised since there is only one high school in the county and one of our elementary schools is called "Beaver Creek".
I can talk without it...and have to sometimes with my job...but slide back into it real easy when I go back home.

The one thing that I still cant kick is dropping the "L" after a long "O" sound...making bolt..sound like boat

SteelShooter
03-18-2007, 01:31 PM
Och, I dinnae know what yer talkin aboot laddie! :sofunny:

:sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny: ::sofunny: :sofunny:

You know, when I received my last promotion, we had to go through a 7 week Training "Transition" period. One of the tasks was to sponsor a golf tourney for the ones already at that rank. We had to caddy "in character." I was "volun-told" (vice volunteer) to be a Scottish caddy of Wallace's era. I had the kilt (my wife went online to find instructions for something semi-authentic and made it), the whole nine yards.

I also had to speak for the entire day with a passable brogue. I watched old Star Trek re-runs to hear Doohan, and watched Braveheart a few times and practiced for 4 days. I thought I did halfway decent for a Yank. :flap:

I won best character.....it was a real blast.

polamalufan43
03-18-2007, 02:42 PM
:sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny: ::sofunny: :sofunny:

You know, when I received my last promotion, we had to go through a 7 week Training "Transition" period. One of the tasks was to sponsor a golf tourney for the ones already at that rank. We had to caddy "in character." I was "volun-told" (vice volunteer) to be a Scottish caddy of Wallace's era. I had the kilt (my wife went online to find instructions for something semi-authentic and made it), the whole nine yards.

I also had to speak for the entire day with a passable brogue. I watched old Star Trek re-runs to hear Doohan, and watched Braveheart a few times and practiced for 4 days. I thought I did halfway decent for a Yank. :flap:

I won best character.....it was a real blast.

HAHAHA!
Good for you SteelShooter

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

Sith Lord
03-18-2007, 03:30 PM
It said my accent was from Philly, but I'm from Long Island!

Livinginthe past
03-18-2007, 03:33 PM
:sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny: ::sofunny: :sofunny:

You know, when I received my last promotion, we had to go through a 7 week Training "Transition" period. One of the tasks was to sponsor a golf tourney for the ones already at that rank. We had to caddy "in character." I was "volun-told" (vice volunteer) to be a Scottish caddy of Wallace's era. I had the kilt (my wife went online to find instructions for something semi-authentic and made it), the whole nine yards.

I also had to speak for the entire day with a passable brogue. I watched old Star Trek re-runs to hear Doohan, and watched Braveheart a few times and practiced for 4 days. I thought I did halfway decent for a Yank. :flap:

I won best character.....it was a real blast.

Ha.

That sounds like great fun! :thumbsup:

stillers4me
03-18-2007, 04:35 PM
Born with a western Pa. accent......now a watered down western Pa. / Midwest thing going on. I do find myself slipping back to western Pa. words. .........I told a patient a couple of months ago to "be careful, the floor's a little slippy" and didn't figure out why I got a funny look until several hours later........!

They say "Ya'll" here in Cintucky......they think they are southerns but, really, they just sound stupid!! I say......"yunz talk funny down here" all the time!!

polamalufan43
03-18-2007, 07:32 PM
Born with a western Pa. accent......now a watered down western Pa. / Midwest thing going on. I do find myself slipping back to western Pa. words. .........I told a patient a couple of months ago to "be careful, the floor's a little slippy" and didn't figure out why I got a funny look until several hours later........!

They say "Ya'll" here in Cintucky......they think they are southerns but, really, they just sound stupid!! I say......"yunz talk funny down here" all the time!!

Yeah, I'll have to agree stillers, lol.

~Polamalufan43:tt02: