Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Do regional accents persist in America?

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The South
 

That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it.

The Inland North
 
The Northeast
 
Philadelphia
 
The Midland
 
The West
 
North Central
 
Boston
 
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz
Most of all U.S.A. is the speech of the people

Do regional accents persist in a country that has become at once homogenized (by globalization) and diverse (through immigration and ethnic revival)? Yes. Listen to those voices in the dark fields of the republic rolling on under the night.

Xavier Kun's online quiz, as amusing as it is unscientific, entertained me this evening. I thought I'd share my results and a pair of links that will enable you to play along.

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