Wednesday, September 05, 2007

yall tawk funny

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 South
The Northeast
The Inland North
Philadelphia
The West
Boston
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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i found this on charity's blog. this is funny because since i have moved back home to arkansas, i am a bit taken aback by the accents. in san antonio there isnt much of a southern accent, even from the non hispanic population. there is a major difference from there and say dallas.

where i really notice it is in putting the "y" sound before the short "a" in words. my kids are picking this up and it drives me crazy. i am constantly trying to correct this in them.

luke: "where's the tra-yash ca-yan"

me: "not tra-yash ca-yan, trash can"

phoebe: "mom, david hit me in the ba-yack"

me: "no not ba-yack"

phoebe: "yes he did!"

david hasnt picked it up so much as the other two have.

now i am really not picking at the local twang. you just have to remember i have been away from it for awhile. i still say "ya'll" for the you plural and i am always "fixin" to go do something. and i am constantly putting a preposition at the end of a sentence. lol.


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