What American Accent Do You Have?

The other night we, as a family, were out to dinner with my work team and their families. A coworker’s wife asked how long I lived in the South. I’ve never lived in the South. I don’t think I sound Southern, not that there’s anything wrong with that, mind you. But people who live in my spoken world largely disagree. I was in Atlanta in January. People asked me why I moved to Colorado from Mobile, AL. I asked why on earth they thought I was an Alabama transplant. Apparently, I sounded like a local. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

But now! Proof that I don’t have a Southern accent. No, I sound like a character from “Fargo.” Which, I don’t. I don’t say “eh” at the end of all my sentences. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I don’t have an accent at all. Do you?

What American accent do you have?

Your Result: North Central

“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.

The West
The Midland
The Inland North
The Northeast
The South
What American accent do you have?
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1 smart person left their mark:

  1. halimah, 23. November 2007, 5:53

    I have a Midland accent…which means I don’t have an accent. I should have been a news broadcaster I guess..lol. I’m a native Vermonter though…so the lack of accent concerns me. Guess I’m what you get when you cross a Vermont farmer with a lady from Boston! ( I’m just really glad I don’t sound like my mother’s family ).