Sunday, April 22, 2007

I Talk Like Dis, Y'Hear?

Apparently, Jersey has not managed to completely ruin the pure English I learned in my cradle. Another meme, of course:

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

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?


sdn said...

where are you from originally?

i did the test and it was exactly right: new york city area.

Andrew Wheeler said...

I was born in Albany, and raised there and the Rochester area until about the age of eight -- so I fit the "upstate New York" part of the description pretty well.

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