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01 November 2006 @ 10:41 pm
LJ is being weird. Just sayin'.  
So this NaBloPoMo thang... I'll give it a go. I'll steal a bit from slytherincesss in that if you'd like me to post about something in particular, I will - otherwise, I'll just ramble. By the end of the month, I predict that everyone will defriend me. LOL

In other news, there is good news, but isn't it silly how you always feel that if you talk about it, that'll ruin it somehow? So for now, I'm being ridiculous and saying very little. But it's HARD!!!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Midland
The Northeast
The South
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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I feel: hopefulhopeful
Guy Incognito: [D&J] Hold me!miss_trombone on November 2nd, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)
LJ is denying me my shiny icons. *e'sniff*
I took that quiz. I got "The Midland". So I guess I have no accent? XD
Haha. I learned English from a mixture of my mom and watching TV when I was little so...yeah. Still...growing up in Chicago, you'd think I'd have some kinda accent, right?

...and I don't say "pop"...ever. My cousins do, though. Weird, innit?
Vicki: Drake and Josh OMGKISShermorrine on November 2nd, 2006 07:19 am (UTC)
How is LJ doing that??
I think the majority of people in the midwest have no recognizable accent - that's why most newscasters either already have that accent or are trained to have it. It's a thing of comfort, I expect.

Seriously, I think there are very few people who have the stereotypical 'da Bearss' Chicago accent. I don't know any real people who do.

But I do say pop - soda isn't right, and even the 6 months in Dallas didn't change me into saying 'Coke' for every type of carbonated soft drink. LOL
Guy Incognito: [D&J] The jumpsuit of wonders!miss_trombone on November 2nd, 2006 07:23 am (UTC)
Some of my icons aren't showing up. :\

I've had a few teachers with that accent, actually.

Most times when I ask for a "soda" I'm asking my parents or a relative and I'm saying it in Spanish. I usually just call it by whatever it is "coke, dr. pepper, etc..."
Vicki: Drake and Josh laughinghermorrine on November 2nd, 2006 07:43 am (UTC)
OHHHH... you're not the only one, now that I know what you mean. There must be an issue with one server or something. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon. *pats*

Have you? I only had undergrad in the city proper (grammar, middle and high school in the burbs, then grad school in SoCal), but then it was a lot of priests and such, so that wasn't particularly consistent for accents, either.

Ah, that makes sense. Jarritos? Truth be told, I don't drink pop, so I don't have reason to refer to it very often anyway.
your gypsy uncle: i've paid my dues time after timescrabble on November 2nd, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)
I got The Midland, which is strange, since Philadelphia is there all on its own. I feel that the Philadelphia accent is a myth. In my opinion, it comes from New Jersey with all of its "wooder" for water.
Vicki: Thelma - pssst!hermorrine on November 3rd, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
I don't think you sound the least bit like you have a 'Philly' accent, so either you were one of the lucky ones, or there is no such thing. Accents are strange animals...