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Seen various places

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 Midland
The Northeast
Philadelphia
The South
The West
Boston
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Oh...kay.

I'm a native Californian and have lived here all my life (in greater Los Angeles since before startinng school).

Carbonated drinks are called sodas, not pop.

This is why I usually don't do quizzes.

Hallellujah! LJ finally has the posting time working correctly. It was a little thing, I know, but it really annoyed me.

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looneyluna
Nov. 4th, 2006 06:59 am (UTC)
Carbonated drinks are called soft drinks here. I assume that stems from default drinks in New Orleans being hard ones :D
jenni_snake
Nov. 4th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
Just because, I took this as well. I suppose my answers were a bit more relevant:

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?
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So the Canadian bit is spot on, but no, we don't talk like Minnesotans. At least, not in Alberta. Bizzare.

And soda is so called pop. Tcha. Which, if asked for in a convenience store in Arizona will have the poor clerk directing you to popsicles...
aswanargent
Nov. 5th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot.

lol

And yes, I know that in some places soda is called "pop". But no one in California calls it that.

lark_about
Nov. 5th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
accents
I got that too! And when I took it a second time and answered almost the same on the questions where the two words were almost the same, I still didn't get west, I got inland. Very weird.
aswanargent
Nov. 5th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
Re: accents
All I can think is that "The West" means a Texas or Oklahoma accent....
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