Friday, November 10, 2006

Oh No, I Too Have Been Assimilated

Via Pharyngula, I found this online quiz (and I normally hate such quizzes, but this one is interesting) which determines which kind of accent you have. Apparently, I'm from "The Midland":

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"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.

The West
The Inland North
North Central
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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Now I don't think that three months of living in eastern Colorado have been enough to change my accent. I did live in Charleston for a long time, but I'm not from there, I grew up in the South Carolina upstate where accents are thicker than iron (that's pronounced, eyern). All I can guess is that I inherited my lack of accent from my mid-westerner parents. Either that or I'm a space alien whose memory has been erased in order to prevent the government from forcing me to divulge my secret plans of conquest once they capture and drug me. One or the other.