5.16.2008

yankee

After seeing Marisa's results on her blog, I decided to take the test.

I can't be bothered to fool with the fancy html, so here are the lo-fi results. Imagine a map of Middle America:
What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)

Neutral

You're not Northern, Southern, or Western, you`re just plain -American-. Your national identity is more important than your local identity, because you don`t really have a local identity. You might be from the region in that map, which is defined by this kind of accent, but you could easily not be. Or maybe you just moved around a lot growing up.



I lived in Texas until I was 17. My family still says Eye-talian, get meeeried, and Huw-EYE-uh (that's Hawaii).

Although I never concentrated on erasing my accent... that's what happened. It only makes sense, what with my career choice and all, but I feel like I've lost part of my identity. About a year ago I noticed that I hardly ever say "y'all " anymore.

I fall back into my accent when I'm back in Texas, but it isn't quite the same. The kinfolk at home tell me I sound like a Yankee now.

2 comments:

Rachel Wilson said...

I got the same thing. How boring! Let's pretend we're spies trying to hide our pasts.

Lacy said...

Or just eat lots of fried chicken. And bless people all the time.

On the upside, the latest whizdig whatsit on Intelligence Testing says that 'adaptability' -and therefore the ability to blend into new surroundings- is the greatest testament to intelligence.