Friday, August 03, 2007

Nuh-uh!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The 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."

The Northeast
 
The Midland
 
Philadelphia
 
The South
 
North Central
 
The West
 
Boston
 
What American accent do you have?
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That's not true... I do NOT have an accent... I'm from the Midwest, and we don't have accents in the Midwest. I admit that certain words DO tend to bring out the Wisconsin in me (nobody could practically live there for 5 years and not come "oat" of that state saying "bague" and "flague"!) and maybe I did spend the majority of my life calling carbonated beverages "pop" (but was reprimanded by some Wisconsin natives telling me to get to know my beverage on a first name basis- now I switch back and forth) and yes, I recall when I went down to Terre Haute IN (now, talk "aboat" and accent!) and all the other girls at Hoosier Girls' State got such a kick out of how I said words like "Chicago" and "ravioli"... and someone once told me & my Kentucky husband how holding a conversation with both of us was like going on a road trip through central U.S. And of course people often ask me if I'm from Wisconsin...and if I'm from Chicago... but I think that's just because I really like cheese, brats, Italian beef & hot dogs without ketchup. It's certainly NOT because I have an accent!

2 comments:

Susan said...

tee hee hee....I love talking to people from the Midwest.....
AND......hysterical tag line for this post!!

Lee W. said...

hehehe, no one ever thinks they have an accent!

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