Monday, November 17, 2008

Too Funny

I was out perusing the blogosphere and I came across this little quiz at Dorothy's. Knowing that I had to procrastinate the making of dinner for at least another 10 minutes, I figured I'd play along.

I had a little giggle at the results...being Canadian and all....although, I can say I think I'm somewhat offended at being lumped in with those Minnesota folk. That part isn't funny.

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
Boston
The Inland North
The South
Philadelphia
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

4 comments:

Dorothy said...

And *ARE* you mistaken for a Canadian a lot? LOL!

Anonymous said...

In another of my procrastinating moments (I should be getting ready for work), I took this test. Apparently geographical closeness has little to do with individual accents. I understand I sound like Boston LOL!

jugglingpaynes said...

Hehe! That was funny! I'm so sorry you get mistaken for Canadian!

I'm totally northeast, but I disagree with the results. Having grown up in the city, I was always told I didn't have a NY accent because I don't pronounce things like "York" as "Yawk." In fact, there are different accents based on which of the five boroughs you live in!

Can you tell I studied linguistics in college? ;o)

Peace and Laughter!

Penelope said...

I got the Midland...is that a good thing?