What Kind Of Accent Do You Have?

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  1. C. Matthew McMahon

    C. Matthew McMahon Christian Preacher

    I have no accent.

    I am from Boston, and only have an accent that is "diet Bostonian" if I hang out with my cousins for a couple of days, or if really think about the way I used to talk before I came to Florida where everyone has no accent.

    "Park the car in Harvard Yard" becomes "Pawk da ca en Havad yad."

    After I read the Puritans for an hour or two, that same sentence sounds like this:

    "Geeves, my good man, 'mind pulling around the Bently? We're off to a picnic on school grounds." :rofl:
  2. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member


    Interesting. I grew up as a Military brat and have never really lived in the Northeast but both my parents are from New London, CT. I guess I have a slight NE accent. Scott definitely sounds like someone from that region.
  3. AV1611

    AV1611 Puritan Board Senior

    I am from the North East most likely Philadelphia.
  4. govols

    govols Puritan Board Junior

    "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.

    How did their mom-n-em know I lived near Lanta?
  5. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

  6. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    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


    North Central

    The Inland North

    The Northeast


    The South

    Amazing, I was born and raised in Vermont but matriculated in Chicago and settled in Wisconsin. Over the years, ridicule of my New England accent forced me to mid-westernize it. My family sound like hill people to me now.
  7. govols

    govols Puritan Board Junior

  8. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    Sorry John, I started typing 'hicks' (sorry Josh), then 'hayseeds', then 'hillbillies' then opted for a more politically correct 'hill people'. Of course I meant it as the most endearing of terms. Beneath my very thin veneer of midwest sophistication I am a Vermont hillbilly and always will be.

    PS, for the sake of my southern brethren I only refer to that war in the 1860's as the War of Northern Aggression. One of many ways the PB has changed me. Besides, a bunch of my Acadian ancestors fought for the Confederacy in that war.
  9. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

  10. BJClark

    BJClark Puritan Board Doctor

    It says I have a midland accent, I'm from North Florida (southern Ga.), but have lived in various places.. North Central...says I'd have a good radio or TV voice..
    hahaha...they are funny.

    Tennessee, Texas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Georgia, Southwestern Pa. (which has a very distinct accent, I can pick out in a crowd)

    I changed my answer from pray...and it was still payphone ringing..

    I went back and changed many answers...so it really doesn't matter what the answers seem to be...it's still the same...
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2006
  11. Romans922

    Romans922 Puritan Board Professor

    Are you talking about the Civil War? If so, the side that wins names the war/battle...so Civil War is correct.:cheers:
  12. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    I don't know Andrew, referring to any war as 'civil' is like saying a terrorist was 'responsible' for the death of many. There is nothing 'responsible' about blowing innocents up. The news readers should start saying 'the terrorist was irresponsible for the deaths of many'.

    Hey, what was this thread about? Oh yeah, accents. Tehehehehehe.
  13. SRoper

    SRoper Puritan Board Graduate

    Inland North.
  14. Timothy William

    Timothy William Puritan Board Junior

    I came out as NorthEast; it wasn't really any more specific than that. Of course I speak the Queen's English, and I resent the implication that I might speak any foul American perversion of the One True dialect. Everyone knows that us Aussies have no accent, it is the rest of the world that speaks funny (actually, Kiwis and Taswegians are about the closest to Received Pronunciation.)

    I think of it as the War between the States, seems the most accurate descriptor of a conflict that I don't want to take sides in.
  15. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    So, Bob, we have the same accent? Does that sound right to you? When we met, did you think I had a "western" accent?

    BTW, how's the snow in your neck of the woods?
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2006
  16. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Listen to one of my podcasts then you tell me :)
  17. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Puritan Board Doctor

    Midland with South a close second. Can't get the code to work here, but it works here.

    I have lived in Louisiana all my life. I say "y'all" and "fixin to" and other Southern expressions, but I tend to talk rapidly at times which makes some folks think I'm from another part of the country. Working for a guy from Northern New Jersey years ago has also had an influence that comes out occasionally. My parents, my father moreso, do not have as strong of a drawl as do some here.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2006
  18. caddy

    caddy Puritan Board Senior

    Definately Southern, but not too twangy. MY wife now is very "twangy" ! : )
  19. Augusta

    Augusta Puritan Board Doctor


    I've only ever lived in the West. I do not have an accent. :candle: However I am a born mimic and I pick up not only accents but speech patterns from people very quickly. I remember swimming in a hotel pool in Victoria, BC when I was about 9yrs old with some southern kids and my sister and I came back to the room with southern accents. :lol:
  20. MrMerlin777

    MrMerlin777 Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Said I'm from the inland north.:rofl:

    That's crazy since I'm from the hills of SW Virginia.
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