Which American Accent Do You Have?

By: Raj Chander
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About This Quiz

With 9.8 million square miles – good for the fourth-largest country in the world by total area – across six different time zones counting Alaska and Hawaii, the United States is one of the most diverse nations on the planet. It has frozen tundras, sprawling forests, swampy marshland, jagged mountain ranges, and so many other types of land and resources.

And as you might imagine, the people are also pretty different. One of the easiest ways to tell where in the country you are, besides checking a license plate or using a smartphone, is to strike up a conversation and listen to how people respond. In the South, you'll catch lots of drawls with a generally slower pace of language. On the other hand, folks from New York speak rapidly, as if they are annoyed by having to get through the sentence.

Even if you don't think you have an accent, if you ask someone who comes from somewhere else, they'll probably tell you a different story. What kind of tics are hiding in your speaking patterns? To find out, all you have to do is give us the down-low – or scoop, or deets – about you and your life, and we'll predict how you sound in conversation. Whether you say y'all or you'z, let's go for it!

What do you call a side of French fries with gravy and cheese?

What's the correct term for more than one person with whom you are familiar?

You're grabbing an ice-cold can of Coke, what's another name for this tasty beverage?

Are you familiar with the concept of a "jawn?"

In the word "accident," how do you pronounce the first syllable?

What do you call a long sandwich, typically in a roll, with several ingredients?

What is your ideal snack to help keep you full during the day?

Which of these classic films is your favorite?

What do you call a small stream of water that flows in nature?

After a long session at the gym, you head to the hallway to drink water from the machine that dispenses it for free. What's it called?

Speaking of the gym, what were you wearing on your feet while working out there?

You love her to death, but how do you pronounce the word "aunt?"

Which of these TV shows is your favorite?

Technically, it's what makes up the question you are reading right now. How do you pronounce "data"?

What's the name of that harmless spider-like creature with long, thin legs?

What would be your ideal dream house?

If you wanted to spoil your romantic interest, what kind of flowers would you get them?

The way you get to your destination is your "route." How do you pronounce it?

Nothing beats a fluffy waffle or pancake topped with warm syrup. How do you ask for some of Aunt Jemima's finest?

What kind of music do you most enjoy listening to?

How do you pronounce the name of the popular packs of drawing tools made by Crayola?

When you're out of town, how do people respond when you start up a conversation?

What do people who are not from your area sound like when they talk?

Which of these exclamations of surprise are you most likely to use?

How would you express unexpected pleasure or happiness?

What are you doing on a typical weekend evening?

It's a creamy, sweet, treat that goes great with chocolate or peanut butter. How do you pronounce "caramel"?

Which of these is your biggest pet peeve?

What sport are you most likely to tune into at home?

And a fitting question for the last one in this quiz – How do you say goodbye?

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