Why Am I Not Surprised!?

A few people on here asked me what kind of American/NY accent I have. I wasn't able to answer any of them so here goes:


You`re not Northern, Southern, or Western, you`re just plain -American-. Your national identity is more important than your local identity, because you don`t really have a local identity. You might be from the region in that map, which is defined by this kind of accent, but you could easily not be. Or maybe you just moved around a lot growing up.

Pretty spot on. From the fact about nationality to moving around a lot.

It seems nearly everyone who took this test got the "Neutral" accent :/ Where is the Eastern in this test?!
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3 Responses Feb 18, 2013

Humph! It says that I have a Boston accent. What kind of chowda heads made up this test :))))

I grew up in Cali, lived in Idaho for years, and now live in Texas. I have been asked, in a slow southern draw.... "where you from you sound funny?" It's called English, Learn it!

Down south I think that regional identity plays a much bigger part than national identity.