Wednesday, November 15, 2006

"'cause nothing matters in this whole wide world, when you're in love with a Jersey girl..." UPDATED!!!!



Here's why I posted this: it pegged me exactly, and I have NO IDEA how. I say with pride that I am a Jersey girl - I spent the first eighteen years of my life in Gloucester, NJ, right across the river from Philly (Walt Whitman Bridge, for those of you who know how important one's bridge preference is.)

I would love to see the programming bones behind this quiz...

What American accent do you have?

16 comments:

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

I'm a New Yorker, apparently.

Which is amusing.

What with living in Sydney an' all.

jess said...

I apparently have a Midland accent. Which is funny because I actually was born in the Middle (Indiana) but I only spent 5 years there, and both of my parents were born on the west coast.

Lazy cow said...

I'm a New Yorker too, which is hilarious as apparently when I talk on the phone I have a BBC radio presenter's voice.
And "Jersey Girl" is one of my favourite Bruce songs. Tom Waits does a great version too.

Joke said...

I registered as a Bostonian. Which is rife with irony on, say, 89 different levels.

-J.

P.S. That song reminds me of a girl from Princeton, NJ who broke mah damned heart about half a life ago.

BabelBabe said...

I thought it was funny because it pegged me EXACTLY - I spent the first eighteen years of my life in south Jersey. And I am not sure how it did it...I need to get Peg to do it, though...

kilowatthour said...

it totally pegged me, too. the midland, aka "no accent." it even mentioned being from atlanta, which i am. freaky.

Badger said...

I came out as "Inland North", i.e. Great Lakes/Chicago/Wisconsin. Um, no. I did spend the first 13 years of my life in east central Ohio, but still. No.

julia said...

I came out as Midland. I was born in Indiana, but moved to Massachusetts when I was four.

I think I've a mishmash of an accent - I've lived in Mass, England and Georgia.

Katya said...

Mine said I had a Midland accent. When I read that was basically the same as having no accent, I knew the quiz had pegged me correctly. I've moved around so much that I really don't have one.

Sarah Louise said...

Northern Inland? I don't think so...although I do say pop instead of soda.

Joke said...

What was the update part?

-J.

BabelBabe said...

i actually got the stupid graphic to show....

Gina said...

According to this I am Californian-But-Not-Surfer;I have no accent, which is what I have maintained since I was in grade school: I always said, "I talk like the people on TV--I have no accent!"

And now, thanks to the Internet, I am vindicated.

Amy said...

I just did it and it got me right, too, well, mostly. I am from the midland after all!! That was really cool!!

And hey, know I know I'd be good on tv!

Suse said...

I don't have an accent.

The rest of you do.

aili said...

Mine came out Midland, which is funny, as I'm actually from Inland North (da U.P., actually). Of course, in college I had a prof. ask what country I was from, he assumed Sweden or Denmark.