Pure Pedantry

Do you have an accent?

Take a fun test to see if you have an accent.

My friends periodically give me hell because I speak like a newscaster — or that I have a “professor” voice. Anyway, now there is validation: I actually have no accent. Not shocking…I grew up in Denver. However, I was born in the South, and my Mom is from the Midwest. When I get really tired (or slightly intoxicated) it can slip back in there.

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 Northeast
The Inland North
North Central
The South
What American accent do you have?
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Hat-tip: Jonah Lehrer.