What American Accent Do You Secretly Have?


Sure, it's easy to pick up on an American accent when you've met someone for the first time. It doesn't help that most Americans are very loud and proud of the fact that they are American all the time. Have you ever wondered if you could spot specifically where someone's American accent originates? Or better yet, have you tried to hide or adapt your accent to be more generic so a fellow stranger can't tell you're from Whynot, North Carolina? How well do you think you've done? Take this test and we'll tell you what your American accent secretly is.

Did you know?

There's no one American accent... not yet

When people talk about an "American accent," they could be referring to one of several flavors. Some accents are centered around cities like New York, or they can be generalized into entire regions like a classic southern accent we've all heard on TV. The one we most hear from Hollywood movies is a general American accent that lacks any regionality. Interestingly, younger people tend to adopt this accent rather than the accent of the area in which they live. Does this mean we might lose the long drawls of Texas or the shrillness of a Bostonian enraged? It's not likely, though time will tell.

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