Can We Guess If Your Accent Is More British or American?

By: Ami Brown

Can We Guess If Your Accent Is More British or American?
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About This Quiz

The English language is spoken throughout the world and is one of the official languages of many countries. Although the language may be the same, the accents are very different. If you have visited Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or Scotland, you may have thought the local accent was actually a different language. These English speaking countries, of course, all have their own slang, local terminology and phrases that make the English spoken there unique to that area.

The English alphabet we know today derived from ancient Latin script. It evolved over the past several hundred years into the letters we use today. These letters are the building blocks of not only Engish but several other European languages. The West Germanic Angles (an ancient tribe) used a primitive version of English that eventually spread over to the British Islands, and became what we now know as the United Kingdom. 

The British accent follows more of the traditional version of Old English and the original pronunciations. The American English accent is a "lazier" version of the same words and is ever evolving with an influx of immigrants. From one coast of America to the other, you will notice strong accent variations. The English accent is quite different, especially going from the Northeastern region of America to the Southern states. The accent is not the only difference; the speed at which the language is spoken can vary as well.

Answer these questions, and we'll tell you if your accent is more American or Britsh. Cheerio mate!



How do you like your tea?
Always hot and around 3 p.m.
Sweet and over ice, of course
I like it both hot and cold.
I don't really like tea; I'd rather drink coke.

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When you think of the word "bonnet," what comes to mind?
The front of a car
A lovely hat worn at Easter
A pirate of yore
Something the pilgrims wore

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Everyone has a sweet tooth; what do you consider the tastiest pudding?
Black pudding
Banana
Custard or chocolate
Anything for dessert

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No one wants them in a twist, but when you think of the word "knickers," what comes to mind?
A lady's undergarment
Short pants worn by baseball players
Short pants worn by Shakespearian actors
Short pants worn by golfers

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What do you associate first with the word "cheerio"?
A nice way to say goodbye
A delicious cereal
A small sausage or hot dog
Mary Poppins

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Batter up babe! Baseball can be best described as what?
Something that I have never watched
The best sport of all time
A nice way to spend a summer day
A long game that is quite boring

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If you won a nice wad of cash, on which kind of car would you splurge?
A BMW, of course
A Ford Mustang convertible​
A Maserati
A Subaru Outback

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Close your eyes and drift away; what is your dream vacation?
The coast of Ireland
Myrtle Beach during bike week
A Greek island
Hawaii

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When you go horseback riding, what style is the most comfortable?
English saddle seat and of course a good game of polo
Barrel racing, cowboy boots and dusty jeans
I just like to watch horseracing sometimes.
I've never been horseback riding so I wouldn't know.

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When you need to use the "facilities," what do you ask the waiter?
Where's the loo?
Can you point me to the bathroom?
The toilet, please.
Is there a restroom nearby?

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When thinking of the Union Jack, what describes your feelings the best?
It brings a tear to my eye.
I have no idea what the Union Jack is.
It's a lovely piece of history and ancestry.
Thoughts of home and family

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If your friend got their knickers in a twist, what would you do?
Try to calm them down and give them a nice cup of tea.
Help them to un-twist whatever knickers are.
Tell them to grow up.
Take them to the pub.

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When using the word "bum," what do you think of the most?
Someone's backside
A harmless hobo
Asking for a handout
A person that mooches off of someone else

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What does "Cheers!" mean to you?
The way I like to say goodbye
The greatest TV show, starring Ted Danson
The perfect toast with beer or wine
What we do at a ball game

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What do "cobblers" make you think of?
Someone talking rubbish
Blackberry or peach
A shoemaker
An old road

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The word "dear" means many things; how do you use it the most?
Something expensive
A sweet animal like Bambi
What I call sweet old ladies or children
How I always start a letter

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If you "nick" something, what have you done?
Stolen it
Accidentally cut it
Damaged it
Thrown it away

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If something is "dodgy," what does that mean to you?
Something to be avoided
If it's made by Dodge, it's OK in my book.
It might be questionable.
I might use that if I play dodge ball.

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The word "fancy" has many meanings, what comes to mind?
Something I really really want
A sparkly dress worn to a ball.
An extravagant hairdo
A pretty lady or gentleman you might want to ask out

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If someone used the word "gutted," what would you think of first?
You would be very disappointed.
Fresh fish caught and cleaned
A kitchen completely remodeled
Pretty upset about something

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Let's see how much history you remember; who is Guy Faulks?
A traitor
No idea
Someone that set off a few fireworks
A guy we can thank for a day off work

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When do use the word "jolly"?
I use it in place of "very."
I use it at Christmas.
Only when referencing​ the Jolly Roger
When buying a Jolly Rancher

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What do you think of the Queen?
I wish she was my mum.
Her wave is so cute.
She's the bee's knees.
She's kind of old to be in charge, right?

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If you have a son, what is your first choice of a name?
William or Henry
Blake or Chad
Miles or Simon
Ryan or Andrew

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When you hear the name Brittany, what is your first thought?
A spaniel, of course
Spears, oh baby, baby. Or was it Britney?
The author, Renner
A nice girl's name

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What do you like to eat with fish?
Chips, of course
Coleslaw and hush puppies
Potatoes
Salad and bread

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What is a "mate" to you?
My best friend
A husband or wife
A partner in life
Any friend

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How would you classify Robbie Williams?
A legendary entertainer
Who is that?
Talented musician
I think I know one of his songs.

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What do you think of Simon Cowell?
A versatile producer
The meanest​ judge on the greatest show
A great spokesperson
An honest Brit

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When is the best time to eat sausages?
Did you mean bangers?
Breakfast is the only time.
As long as it's with mashed potatoes
Anytime is sausage time.

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