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November 14, 2006
What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The Inland North

 

 

You may think you speak “Standard English straight out of the dictionary” but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like “Are you from Wisconsin?” or “Are you from Chicago?” Chances are you call carbonated drinks “pop.”

What American accent do you have?
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4 comments

  1. I was the same, Bro.


  2. Pop? That’s for country-folk. I’m also the Inland North.

    I always found this funny:

    http://www.popvssoda.com/ It’s a US map of what people call soda.


  3. When I was a kid and lived in Hawaii, Kansas, Colorado, France, etc. I think I grew up saying soda. When I went to visit my Gr. and Gr. Burns in Hollandale, he would always ask if we wanted “pop” and the first time I can remember him asking me that, I didn’t know what he was talking about. Strange. He then said “soda pop” and I can remember saying ‘OH!, SODA!” Another little geographical oddity. When I first came to Milwaukee as an adult and met Dad, we were on a date and I asked him if we could find a water fountain. He didn’t know what I was talking about. Finally, with explanation, he knew I wanted a bubbler to get a drink of water.


  4. thanks for the great comments. Mom especially has some great dialect related experience, seeing as she’s not only lived all around, but lived around people from all over at the various army bases she called home.
    Re: bubbler vs. water fountains — here’s a great map showing what percentage says what. Me? I’m a bubbler man, through and through.



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