The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors
halfshellvenus

At least someone understands me!

Correctly pegged by the dialect-o-meter!

God, I remember in my radio days some woman writing a hate-letter complaining that she hated my "pretentious" accent, and that "noon" and "moon" should not be pronounced in the same way (nor should "warm" and "farm"). And I remember thinking, "Yes they should. Where in the Back-East is this nutso lady from?"

So I asked my mother for reference (native Oregonian-- she has the same dialect I do). Yes, she pronounces both pairs of words as if they rhyme.

The last irony... the author of the hate-letter was a Foreign Language Teacher at the local University. Ah-hahahahaha! Guess they never taught her about regional dialects. ;)

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

The Midland
Boston
North Central
The Inland North
Philadelphia
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?



ETA: When I worked in Illinois as a radio announcer, I'd get these occasional phone calls of "What country are yew from? Canada?" Sheesh. It's a nasal, flattened-vowel world in the Midwest. But not in the fun flattened-vowel way like the Aussies. ;)



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