Frivolous Friday

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: Philadelphia

Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you're not from Philadelphia, then you're from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you've ever journeyed to some far off place where people don't know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn't have a clue what accent it was they heard.

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The Midland
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Boston
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?
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Via Orac though lots of other bloggers seem to have it as well.

Nope, not from Philly but I have visited. I heard an interview with a linguist on NPR some time back who pointed out that accents in the North and especially the North East were heavily influenced by immigrants speaking accented English. I couldn't find the link to that story but I did find this, American Accent Undergoing Great Vowel Shift.

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