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11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM
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This quiz from the NYT was quite impressive in my case--it pinned my accent down to a city that is 20 minutes from where I was born and raised.

What accent do yo guys have? Is the quiz accurate in your case?

http://www.nytimes.com...
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11/21/2016 3:28:06 AM
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It was very off for me. It guessed Boston, San Jose, and Glendale. None of those were in my state...Boston was the closest, but I definitely do NOT have a Boston accent.
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11/21/2016 3:29:51 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM, thett3 wrote:
This quiz from the NYT was quite impressive in my case--it pinned my accent down to a city that is 20 minutes from where I was born and raised.

What accent do yo guys have? Is the quiz accurate in your case?


http://www.nytimes.com...

Cool quiz, but it didn't work for me...

It guessed Rochester (NY), Buffalo (NY), and Spokane (WA). I've never lived in any of those places, and none of my family is from there.

It's probably harder to guess on fairly neutral Midwest accents. My father is from the Midwest, my Mother is from the west coast, so I probably picked up a variety of dialect mannerisms (I say sneakers and kitty-corner, which confused the thing into thinking I'm from two of the above places for example) that make my regional accent hard to pin down.
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11/21/2016 3:30:21 AM
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Mine's pretty accurate as the area where I was born is bright red.
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11/21/2016 3:31:19 AM
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However, it did show the DC metro area in red on the heatmap, which is where I'm from, so it's not totally off-point.

Apparently, because I use the word "sunshowers" to describe rain when its sunny, I am likely from New England...and because I say "firefly" over "lightning bug" I am probably from California.
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11/21/2016 3:33:10 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:28:06 AM, bsh1 wrote:
It was very off for me. It guessed Boston, San Jose, and Glendale. None of those were in my state...Boston was the closest, but I definitely do NOT have a Boston accent.

how tf is that even a guess

Boston AND San Jose? There are hardly two accents more different than the Boston accent and the Californian accent

Maybe it just got lucky with me, but it was quite good with Skep and 7th too.
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11/21/2016 3:34:05 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:33:10 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 11/21/2016 3:28:06 AM, bsh1 wrote:
It was very off for me. It guessed Boston, San Jose, and Glendale. None of those were in my state...Boston was the closest, but I definitely do NOT have a Boston accent.

how tf is that even a guess

Boston AND San Jose? There are hardly two accents more different than the Boston accent and the Californian accent

^ That was my reaction.
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11/21/2016 3:34:24 AM
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All of the guesses on mine were in the North Texas/Oklahoma region and one was literally within 15/20 minutes of where I grew up
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11/21/2016 3:35:48 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM, thett3 wrote:
This quiz from the NYT was quite impressive in my case--it pinned my accent down to a city that is 20 minutes from where I was born and raised.

What accent do yo guys have? Is the quiz accurate in your case?


http://www.nytimes.com...

Mine was in California, but I live in Arizona. Although, I lived in California when I was a toddler
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11/21/2016 3:38:08 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM, thett3 wrote:
This quiz from the NYT was quite impressive in my case--it pinned my accent down to a city that is 20 minutes from where I was born and raised.

What accent do yo guys have? Is the quiz accurate in your case?


http://www.nytimes.com...

I got Richmond, Columbus, and Jackson. I don't think these questions can properly determine your accent.
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11/21/2016 3:39:57 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:29:51 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM, thett3 wrote:
This quiz from the NYT was quite impressive in my case--it pinned my accent down to a city that is 20 minutes from where I was born and raised.

What accent do yo guys have? Is the quiz accurate in your case?


http://www.nytimes.com...

Cool quiz, but it didn't work for me...

It guessed Rochester (NY), Buffalo (NY), and Spokane (WA). I've never lived in any of those places, and none of my family is from there.

It's probably harder to guess on fairly neutral Midwest accents. My father is from the Midwest, my Mother is from the west coast, so I probably picked up a variety of dialect mannerisms (I say sneakers and kitty-corner, which confused the thing into thinking I'm from two of the above places for example) that make my regional accent hard to pin down.

You definitely have an upper-midwest accent.... although not nearly as strong as like Minnesooooota

Although this is partly a dialect quiz which can throw the results off a lot. You pick up many words from your parents, but you pick up your accent almost entirely from your peers, so if your parents come from a distinct region it would have a harder time guessing
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11/21/2016 3:53:35 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM, thett3 wrote:
This quiz from the NYT was quite impressive in my case--it pinned my accent down to a city that is 20 minutes from where I was born and raised.

What accent do yo guys have? Is the quiz accurate in your case?


http://www.nytimes.com...

I'm from northern delaware and it guessed New York... nope.
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11/21/2016 3:53:52 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:29:51 AM, airmax1227 wrote:
At 11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM, thett3 wrote:
This quiz from the NYT was quite impressive in my case--it pinned my accent down to a city that is 20 minutes from where I was born and raised.

What accent do yo guys have? Is the quiz accurate in your case?


http://www.nytimes.com...

Cool quiz, but it didn't work for me...

It guessed Rochester (NY), Buffalo (NY), and Spokane (WA). I've never lived in any of those places

Obviously, because you would have killed yourself before age 20.
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11/21/2016 3:54:54 AM
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DC/Columbus.
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11/21/2016 3:56:56 AM
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Columbus, Georgia, apparently, not Ohio
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11/21/2016 3:57:37 AM
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second edit: also, Richmond.
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Me: I mean... I identify as a Spinozian pantheist... is it really trolling?

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11/21/2016 4:15:33 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM, thett3 wrote:

Very, very accurate! That's really cool! My accent is more distinguished than I thought, apparently.
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11/21/2016 4:43:32 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM, thett3 wrote:
This quiz from the NYT was quite impressive in my case--it pinned my accent down to a city that is 20 minutes from where I was born and raised.

What accent do yo guys have? Is the quiz accurate in your case?


http://www.nytimes.com...

Sometimes I got stuff like Tacoma and Spokane, which makes a bit of sense. Other times I got Fresno and Modesto...I have a few relatives in Modesto, but that don't make much sense. A few times I got some cities in Louisiana, but that's just cuz I like to use Southern words like y'all because they're fun to say. :)
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11/21/2016 9:21:30 AM
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To its credit, it got all the regions that have majorly shaped my accent in red, but its actual guesses (Salt Lake City, Long Beach, and Fresno) were all waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off the mark. Given that I have a very neutral accent from having experience with several different regions in the US, it's not surprising.
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11/21/2016 12:54:07 PM
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Lol, I got New Orleans, then New York and Jersey City as the most similar.

But I actually don't have any American accent at all...
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11/21/2016 1:13:28 PM
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I mean, they were pretty close, judging by some of the guesses in this thread. The guesses were Santa Rosa, Reno, and Oceanside. At the moment I reside in Tempe, Arizona, but I suppose I have a bit of a weirder accent when taking the other places I have lived into account.
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11/21/2016 1:17:08 PM
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At 11/21/2016 9:21:30 AM, SolonKR wrote:
To its credit, it got all the regions that have majorly shaped my accent in red, but its actual guesses (Salt Lake City, Long Beach, and Fresno) were all waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off the mark. Given that I have a very neutral accent from having experience with several different regions in the US, it's not surprising.
I'm pretty sure that people with neutral accents don't say 'Sheriff Joe ArpaAO' instead of 'Arpaio'. :P
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11/21/2016 4:23:46 PM
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This was actually pretty close. The three cities I was found to be closest to were Durham, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Arlington, VA. I spent the vast majority of my life in Virginia, basically between those three cities. I was also found to be rather close to Alabama's accent, and in fact, I spent the last three years of my life there, and my mother's family is from there as well.
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11/21/2016 11:02:00 PM
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At 11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM, thett3 wrote:
This quiz from the NYT was quite impressive in my case--it pinned my accent down to a city that is 20 minutes from where I was born and raised.

What accent do yo guys have? Is the quiz accurate in your case?


http://www.nytimes.com...

I was intrigued so I did it too and got Honolulu, Pembroke Pines and Fort Lauderdale.
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11/22/2016 4:24:00 AM
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At 11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM, thett3 wrote:
This quiz from the NYT was quite impressive in my case--it pinned my accent down to a city that is 20 minutes from where I was born and raised.

What accent do yo guys have? Is the quiz accurate in your case?


http://www.nytimes.com...

My results were Tucson, Albuquerque, and Louisville. I don't know what my accent actually is, because I live in the South while my family is from Oklahoma and the Midwest.
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11/22/2016 5:23:47 AM
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The quiz was pretty accurate for me. It gave me Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and New York. The first two cities are within an hour of where I grew up and New York is where my mom is from.
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11/22/2016 8:28:50 AM
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Says I'm from NY, Yonkers or Boston.

I'm not even from USA but NY is closest probably and wtf is yonkers LOL
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11/23/2016 1:29:31 AM
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At 11/22/2016 8:28:50 AM, GoogooGaga wrote:
Says I'm from NY, Yonkers or Boston.

I'm not even from USA but NY is closest probably and wtf is yonkers LOL

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