|What American accent do you have? |
Your Result: The Midland
|The Inland North|
|What American accent do you have?|
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz
That's very interesting, but not exactly true. The truth of the matter is that I talk...well, kind of funny. Back when I was in college, I dabbled briefly in linguistics. Every time that I hung out in that department, grad students and professors used to amuse themselves by transcribing my speech phonetically and trying to figure out where on earth I was from. They would eventually come up with some sort of odd theory that I had traveled a great deal in my childhood, and had lived parts of my formative years in Canada, Australia, and the east coast of the U.S.
I would then tell them that I had lived in California all my life, and that I was raised by a Texan father who talked like a Yankee and by a mother with a German accent. "No, that's no it," they would insist. "There is something else going on. Are you sure you never lived in Canada?"
No, I just talk funny. And somehow I managed to give birth to a child who sounded, for years, as if he hailed from Boston, even though we've never been there.