If you’re interested in the varying regional dialects of American English, and the differences in how we pronounce certain words, you should check out these quizzes:
When I took the first quiz, it told me I have a Southern accent, which makes sense since I live in the South. However, I like to think that my “twang” isn’t as pronounced as it is with some Southerners. Not that there’s anything wrong with that… 🙂 When I took the quiz a second time (a few hours later), the result changed to Midland. Perhaps I have a blend of the two accents. Sounds about right.
The second quiz gives more interesting results by breaking down what percentage of different dialects/accents you represent, rather than just giving you one answer. Here are my percentages:
60% General American English
0% Upper Midwestern
After you take the quiz or quizzes, leave a comment here about your results. It would be interesting to see how many accents would be represented.