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November 22, 2007 - 4:23 am

I was reading a href=”http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YWQzYzVmMjBiNmNiNjk4OWI0NDkyZjY0ZmExZGZiZWU=”The Corner/a the other day and came across a quiz entitled, a href=”http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have”emWhat American Accent do You Have?/em/a My results? br /br /table style=”width: 320px; border: 1px solid gray; font: normal 12px arial, verdana, sans-serif; background-color: white;”trtd colspan=”2″ style=”background: white; color: black; padding: 5px;”b style=”font: bold 20px ‘Times New Roman’, serif; display: block; margin-bottom: 8px;”What American accent do you have?/b div style=”font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 4px;”Your Result: bThe Inland North/b/divdiv style=”width: 200px; background: white; border: 1px solid black;”div style=”width: 93%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;”nbsp;/div/divp style=”margin: 10px; border: none; background: white; color: black;”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.”/p/td/trtrtd style=”color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;”The Northeast/tdtd style=”background: white; padding: 3px;”div style=”width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;”div style=”width: 88%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;”nbsp;/div/div/td/trtrtd style=”color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;”Philadelphia/tdtd style=”background: white; padding: 3px;”div style=”width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;”div style=”width: 87%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;”nbsp;/div/div/td/trtrtd style=”color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;”The Midland/tdtd style=”background: white; padding: 3px;”div style=”width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;”div style=”width: 70%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;”nbsp;/div/div/td/trtrtd style=”color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;”The South/tdtd style=”background: white; padding: 3px;”div style=”width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;”div style=”width: 62%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;”nbsp;/div/div/td/trtrtd style=”color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;”Boston/tdtd style=”background: white; padding: 3px;”div style=”width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;”div style=”width: 31%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;”nbsp;/div/div/td/trtrtd style=”color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;”The West/tdtd style=”background: white; padding: 3px;”div style=”width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;”div style=”width: 25%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;”nbsp;/div/div/td/trtrtd style=”color: black; background: white; padding: 3px;”North Central/tdtd style=”background: white; padding: 3px;”div style=”width: 100px; background: white; border: 1px solid black; margin-top: 4px;”div style=”width: 8%; background: red; font-size: 8px; line-height: 8px;”nbsp;/div/div/td/trtrtd colspan=”2″ style=”text-align: center; padding: 8px;”a href=”http://www.gotoquiz.com/what_american_accent_do_you_have”bWhat American accent do you have?/b/abra href=”http://www.gotoquiz.com/”Quiz Created on GoToQuiz/a/td/tr/tablebr /br /Well, this doesn’t really fit what most people from other areas than the South tell me. When I am in New York, people almost always detect a Southern accent but when I am in the South, people say I have a Northeast accent–the switch back and forth probably comes from living in both areas. And I have never called a soda “pop” in my life. What about you?

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