Which American Accent Do You Have?

By: Raj Chander

Which American Accent Do You Have?
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About This Quiz

With 9.8 million square miles – good for the fourth-largest country in the world by total area – across six different time zones counting Alaska and Hawaii, the United States is one of the most diverse nations on the planet. It has frozen tundras, sprawling forests, swampy marshland, jagged mountain ranges, and so many other types of land and resources.

And as you might imagine, the people are also pretty different. One of the easiest ways to tell where in the country you are, besides checking a license plate or using a smartphone, is to strike up a conversation and listen to how people respond. In the South, you'll catch lots of drawls with a generally slower pace of language. On the other hand, folks from New York speak rapidly, as if they are annoyed by having to get through the sentence.

Even if you don't think you have an accent, if you ask someone who comes from somewhere else, they'll probably tell you a different story. What kind of tics are hiding in your speaking patterns? To find out, all you have to do is give us the down-low – or scoop, or deets – about you and your life, and we'll predict how you sound in conversation. Whether you say y'all or you'z, let's go for it!

What do you call a side of French fries with gravy and cheese?
Poutine
Cheese fries
Disco fries
Fries with cheese

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What's the correct term for more than one person with whom you are familiar?
You's guys
Ya guys
You guys
Y'all

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You're grabbing an ice-cold can of Coke, what's another name for this tasty beverage?
Pop
Tonic
Coke
Soda

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Are you familiar with the concept of a "jawn?"
Is that a farm animal?
I heard it driving through Pennsylvania once.
I don't recall.
Yeah, that's a Philly thing.

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In the word "accident," how do you pronounce the first syllable?
ache
ahck
axe
ayuck

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What do you call a long sandwich, typically in a roll, with several ingredients?
Sub
Grinder
Hoagie
Hero

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What is your ideal snack to help keep you full during the day?
Corn
Oysters
Peanuts
Chips

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Which of these classic films is your favorite?
"The Wizard of Oz"
"Gone With the Wind"
"West Side Story"
"Good Will Hunting"

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What do you call a small stream of water that flows in nature?
Brook
Stream
Crick
Creek

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After a long session at the gym, you head to the hallway to drink water from the machine that dispenses it for free. What's it called?
Water fountain
Water cooler
Bubbler
Fountain

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Speaking of the gym, what were you wearing on your feet while working out there?
Gym shoes
Shoes
Tennis shoes
Sneakers

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You love her to death, but how do you pronounce the word "aunt?"
UHnt
Awnt
Uhntee
Ant

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Which of these TV shows is your favorite?
"Green Acres"
"Boston Legal"
"One Tree Hill"
"Power"

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Technically, it's what makes up the question you are reading right now. How do you pronounce "data"?
Day-duh
DAT-ah
DAT-uh
Day-tuh

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What's the name of that harmless spider-like creature with long, thin legs?
Daddy Long Legs
Cellar Spider
Grandaddy Long Legs
Spider

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What would be your ideal dream house?
A sprawling plantation-style estate
A beautiful home on a cape overlooking the beach
A charming farmhouse
A luxurious urban condo

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If you wanted to spoil your romantic interest, what kind of flowers would you get them?
Daisies
Orchids
Roses
Sunflowers

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The way you get to your destination is your "route." How do you pronounce it?
Root
Rawt
Root-uh
Rowt

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Nothing beats a fluffy waffle or pancake topped with warm syrup. How do you ask for some of Aunt Jemima's finest?
Srup
Surr-up
Sar-up
See-rup

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What kind of music do you most enjoy listening to?
Folk
Classic rock
Country
Hip-hop

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How do you pronounce the name of the popular packs of drawing tools made by Crayola?
Crayn
Cray-Ahn
Cray-Uhn
Cray-On

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When you're out of town, how do people respond when you start up a conversation?
Your accent is so strong!
You must be from Minnesota.
Can you slow down a bit?
I'm sorry; can you repeat that?

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What do people who are not from your area sound like when they talk?
It just sounds a little weird.
They talk too slow.
Their dialect is too fast!
Harsh and a bit rude

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Which of these exclamations of surprise are you most likely to use?
Wow!
Whoa!
Well!
Gee!

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How would you express unexpected pleasure or happiness?
Swell!
Wicked!
Nice!
Awesome!

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What are you doing on a typical weekend evening?
Meeting friends at fancy restaurants
Relaxing on the porch
Fishing
Spending time outside

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It's a creamy, sweet, treat that goes great with chocolate or peanut butter. How do you pronounce "caramel"?
Carm-ull
Cahr-uh-mull
Care-uh-mel
It can be pronounced multiple ways.

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Which of these is your biggest pet peeve?
Not being respected
People who walk too slowly
Rude people
Losing in sports

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What sport are you most likely to tune into at home?
Baseball
Hockey
Football
Basketball

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And a fitting question for the last one in this quiz – How do you say goodbye?
Toodles!
See ya!
Until next time
Bye

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