Friday, November 03, 2006

Accents

Not much info for the Canadians, but eh?

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.

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The West
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Boston
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The South
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What American accent do you have?
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4 comments:

Joe Daher said...

I seemed to get a very overwhelming Southern accent.

Apparently, my Southern "twang" comes through even on paper.

Funny. Who could figure a guy from Tennessee would have an accent?

Shawn™ said...

You Americans always misplace the "eh" when pretending to be a Canadian.

The "eh" is a positive emphasis and is almost always found at the end of a question.

For example:

Not bad, eh?
That was a pretty good movie, eh?
The Canucks (that's a Hockey team) are playing pretty well, eh?

It doesn't sound as natural on paper, but there's your first lesson in the correct usage of "eh".

Scott Rassbach said...

It might interest you to know there is actually a U.S. usage of the sound 'eh'.

It is used to indicate indifference to a statement, and usually preceeded by the word 'but'.

One would read my sentence: "Not much info for the Canadians, but I'm too lazy to do anything about it."

"eh?" is shorthand, because it obviously takes too long to write out "I'm to lazy to do anything about it."

:-)

Shawn™ said...

Aaah, my bad.

I thought we had the "eh" market cornered! I'm sure there's a patent. Might be a class action suit in the making.

Conclusion-jumping = foot in mouth

As you were, good sir.