Monday, April 30, 2007

ANd now for something completely different

I had a crummy run tonight - first mile in 11:30 - decent, but my knees hurt and I neve r really got my breath back. I ran and walked the next mile, and mostly walked home the last mile. Ordered some insoles that I hope will make my new running shoes feel better as I'm afraid they're hurting my knees. So - try this instead! It pegged me perfectly, as you can see (I'm from Detroit!) And for my visitors from other lands, if you go to this site it has some other fun options!
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?


Fe-lady said...

Very interesting...I KNOW I have that Ohio "twang" as I like to call it (Cleveland area)-and my daughter is questioned about her pronunciation of "roof" (as in foot)-
This is particularly interesting for me being a speech pathologist and trying to teach kids how to listen for subtle differences in consonants and vowels.Thanks for the fun!

KrissyGo! said...

Well, I've got ye olde Western accent (which is a neutral accent, and therefore not much of one).

But this was much fun...

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I live in NM, but I grew up in Toledo, OH and it pegged me pretty well with a Northern Accent. I've been told by folks that know their accents that they think I'm from Michigan ... how can people get it sooooo close??? Am I that predictable?!?!?

LBTEPA said...

Hahahaha it said I'm DEFINITELY from Manhattan - and I'm Australian LOL

RUTH said...

It seems my accent is from New York City...not bad for a Brit I guess.