American Accent Quiz

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 Inland North
The South
The Northeast
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Just as I suspected, my spoken words are practically perfect in every way. Well, for an American, anyway. I grew up in MD, very near PA and DE borders.

I’d rather have a Scottish, Irish, or Australian accent.

Categories: Personal

4 replies »

  1. What a surprise, our two graphs are nearly identical! Although I realized after I took the quiz that I probably answered a question incorrectly. I pronounce “horrible”, not with the “or” sound like I stated, but more like the word “are”, as though it were spelled harrible. Do you pronounce it that way, too? I know that at one time I always pronounced it with the “are” sound, but I think that I have so highly evolved, that now I alternate between “are” and “or”. Fancy that.

  2. Nope. “Horrible” is definitely “or” when I say it. In fact, while listening to an audio book recently (last winter) I noted how odd it seemed to hear the reader say “harrible.”

    The word came up more than once in the multi-book series, and this reader also had highly-evolved pronunciation and sometimes pronounced it “or.”

    Wait a second…Shell, do you read books for Listening Library?!

  3. You and Mary Poppins! I haven’t taken the quiz yet- we had a really big thunder boomer night before last and were without internet until our new router arrived this afternoon and my capable, motivated (read internet-starved) son took it upon himself to figure out how to hook us back up before Dad came home. And a darned good job he did of it, too.

  4. Motivation can work wonders. Hats off to your son.

    So is that “hats” or “hat’s”? All hats off, or (my) hat is off? Anyone know? I always wonder when I type something like that.