What American Accent Matches Your Personality?

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If your inner nature could talk - that is, unaffected by where you grew up and live now - what would it sound like? More specifically, *where* would it sound like? The South, the Midwest, California, or New England? Just like there isn't one kind of British accent, there isn't one kind of American accent. And the way U.S. regional accents developed is closely related to the character of the residents of those places. New Englanders tend to use fewer words than other Americans and don't speak quickly (although Bostonians can be an exception). This reflects in the slow, deliberate pace of life in New England. Of course, the northeastern states don't have a lock on that - note the honeysuckle drawl of the Deep South. Californians drawl, too, though the classic coastal accent (think of Keanu Reeves in the "Bill and Ted" movies) isn't usually described that way.

In contrast, there's the Midwestern accent. It has a bit of a twang, like the Southern accent, but flatter vowels, and a quicker way of speaking, dontcha know! Also, the Midwestern accent hasn't really stayed in the strict, geographic Midwest. You can hear it throughout the Mountain West, where the Midwesterners migrated over time. What kind of American accent best fits your character? Identify it now with our quiz! 

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