Total Posts:31|Showing Posts:1-30|Last Page
Jump to topic:

Accent quiz

thett3
Posts: 14,334
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:17:27 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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...
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
bsh1
Posts: 27,503
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:28:06 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

Follow the DDOlympics
: http://www.debate.org...

Open Debate Topics Project: http://www.debate.org...
airmax1227
Posts: 13,240
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:29:51 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
Debate.org Moderator
lannan13
Posts: 23,022
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:30:21 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
Mine's pretty accurate as the area where I was born is bright red.
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-Lannan13'S SIGNATURE-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-

If the sky's the limit then why do we have footprints on the Moon? I'm shooting my aspirations for the stars.

"If you are going through hell, keep going." "Sir Winston Churchill

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." "Eleanor Roosevelt

Topics I want to debate. (http://tinyurl.com...)
-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~
bsh1
Posts: 27,503
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:31:19 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

Follow the DDOlympics
: http://www.debate.org...

Open Debate Topics Project: http://www.debate.org...
thett3
Posts: 14,334
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:33:10 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
bsh1
Posts: 27,503
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:34:05 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
Live Long and Prosper

I'm a Bish.


"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

Follow the DDOlympics
: http://www.debate.org...

Open Debate Topics Project: http://www.debate.org...
thett3
Posts: 14,334
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:34:24 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
Hayd
Posts: 4,022
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:35:48 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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
PetersSmith
Posts: 5,819
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:38:08 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
Empress of DDO (also Poll and Forum "Maintenance" Moderator)

"The two most important days in your life is the day you were born, and the day you find out why."
~Mark Twain

"Wow"
-Doge

"Don't believe everything you read on the internet just because there's a picture with a quote next to it."
~Abraham Lincoln

Guide to the Polls Section: http://www.debate.org...
thett3
Posts: 14,334
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:39:57 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
triangle.128k
Posts: 3,638
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:53:35 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
ShabShoral
Posts: 3,228
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:53:52 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
"This site is trash as a debate site. It's club penguin for dysfunctional adults."

~ Skepsikyma <3

"Your idea of good writing is like Spinoza mixed with Heidegger."

~ Dylly Dylly Cat Cat

"You seem to aspire to be a cross between a Jewish hipster, an old school WASP aristocrat, and a political iconoclast"

~ Thett the Mighty

"fvck omg ur face"

~ Liz
ShabShoral
Posts: 3,228
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:54:54 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
DC/Columbus.
"This site is trash as a debate site. It's club penguin for dysfunctional adults."

~ Skepsikyma <3

"Your idea of good writing is like Spinoza mixed with Heidegger."

~ Dylly Dylly Cat Cat

"You seem to aspire to be a cross between a Jewish hipster, an old school WASP aristocrat, and a political iconoclast"

~ Thett the Mighty

"fvck omg ur face"

~ Liz
ShabShoral
Posts: 3,228
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:56:56 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
Columbus, Georgia, apparently, not Ohio
"This site is trash as a debate site. It's club penguin for dysfunctional adults."

~ Skepsikyma <3

"Your idea of good writing is like Spinoza mixed with Heidegger."

~ Dylly Dylly Cat Cat

"You seem to aspire to be a cross between a Jewish hipster, an old school WASP aristocrat, and a political iconoclast"

~ Thett the Mighty

"fvck omg ur face"

~ Liz
ShabShoral
Posts: 3,228
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 3:57:37 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
second edit: also, Richmond.
"This site is trash as a debate site. It's club penguin for dysfunctional adults."

~ Skepsikyma <3

"Your idea of good writing is like Spinoza mixed with Heidegger."

~ Dylly Dylly Cat Cat

"You seem to aspire to be a cross between a Jewish hipster, an old school WASP aristocrat, and a political iconoclast"

~ Thett the Mighty

"fvck omg ur face"

~ Liz
ColeTrain
Posts: 4,291
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 4:15:33 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
Tree_of_Death
Posts: 763
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 4:43:32 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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. :)
"If life were easy, it wouldn't be difficult."--Kermit the Frog

#Treebrokethechurchbells--DD

"I am after all the purveyor of intellectually dishonest propaganda." --YYW
SolonKR
Posts: 4,041
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 9:21:30 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
SO to Bailey, the love of my life <3
Emilrose
Posts: 2,479
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 12:54:07 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
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...
Commentator on a picture with David Cameron and a Cat: 'Amazing what you can achieve with photoshop these days. I'm sure that used to be a pig.'

Commentator on Hillary Clinton: 'If Clinton is now what passes for progressive, maybe this country deserves Trump.'

Commentator on British parliament: 'All that talent in one place, where is Ebola when you need it?'

John Kerry on words: 'These aren't just words, folks.'
missbailey8
Posts: 1,881
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 1:13:28 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
~missbailey8~

Me: What is the weirdest thing I have ever done?
Solon: Agreeing to date me.

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"[M]en are weak. All of us are weak."
-Fatihah

If you ever just want someone to vent, rant, or discuss anything troubling you, my PMs are always open. Have a fabulous day!

The Clown Queen of DDO
missbailey8
Posts: 1,881
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 1:17:08 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
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
~missbailey8~

Me: What is the weirdest thing I have ever done?
Solon: Agreeing to date me.

Skep: Bailey, you have sardonic written all over your face.
Annie: She has gorgeous written all over her face!

"[M]en are weak. All of us are weak."
-Fatihah

If you ever just want someone to vent, rant, or discuss anything troubling you, my PMs are always open. Have a fabulous day!

The Clown Queen of DDO
Subutai
Posts: 3,187
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 4:23:46 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
ESocialBookworm
Posts: 14,355
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/21/2016 11:02:00 PM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
Bob13
Posts: 708
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/22/2016 4:24:00 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
I don't have a signature. :-)
Blade-of-Truth
Posts: 5,020
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/22/2016 5:23:47 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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.
Debate.org Deputy Vote Moderator
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
DDO Voting Guide: http://www.debate.org...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Need a judge on your debate? Nominate me! http://www.debate.org...
GoogooGaga
Posts: 88
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/22/2016 8:28:50 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
Says I'm from NY, Yonkers or Boston.

I'm not even from USA but NY is closest probably and wtf is yonkers LOL
Serial killers get caught by their signature, I'm not a serial killer though... LOL
SeventhProfessor
Posts: 5,085
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
11/23/2016 1:29:31 AM
Posted: 1 week ago
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

LOL
#UnbanTheMadman

#StandWithBossy

#BetOnThett

"bossy r u like 85 years old and have lost ur mind"
~mysteriouscrystals

"I've honestly never seen seventh post anything that wasn't completely idiotic in a trying-to-be-funny way."
~F-16

https://docs.google.com...