What Kind of American Accent do you have?


Cool quiz – and it correctly identified the fact that being from central Pennsylvania, I have no discernable accent.

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 West
The Inland North
North Central
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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  1. Do I have to have an American accent? I’ve never been to America…

  2. I also scored Midland, not a surprise. I was going to rant about how the test wouldn’t be able to tell a Texan from a Georgian, but then I noticed this tidbit:
    Nick, you scored The West and The Inland North as your runners up. I scored Philadelphia and The Northeast as mine. But I grew up quite a bit closer to Philly than you did and you spent some time out west getting educated 🙂 Pretty spiffy.

  3. Linda says

    Hello, “vicar”. Great website. It actually flagged me as a Philadelphian, although spousal unit was another Midwesterner (hmmm?)
    I had to laugh when it asked the difference between Don and Dawn. I had a trial with several Pittsburgh witnesses in front of judge from DC. They made several references to their colleague Don. The judge finally stopped the proceedings to ask “Who is Dawn?”
    Although my favorite is Worshington, PA…

  4. After posting the way I did above, I thought I’d do the test anyway! Apparently, I have a northeastern American accent!! (‘Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island…’)

  5. Michael Cochise Young says

    Convicted (correctly, if not justly) of having a Philadelphia accent–despite almost a decade of N’Awlins overlay and more than 15 years of Phoenician phonics. The first 23 years of vocal patterning seem indelible. What fun!

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