Sunday, November 12, 2006


I found Yet Another Stupid-Ass Blog-Quiz over at Redneck’s place. He had gotten it from Jim, who had received it from Leslie, who had received it from Barry Campbell, and damn if this isn’t starting to sound like the opening section of Pirkei Avot.

Anyway, if you’re too lazy to write actual content, put up a Blog-Quiz:

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

The Inland North
The Midland
The South
The West
North Central

What American accent do you have?
Take More Quizzes

Big surprise! I sound like I’m from Noo Yawk!

I have lived in Georgia a total of over thirteen years; in Texas a total of twelve years; in New Jersey about six years (including four years of university); in Connecticut for four years - but my first eighteen years are the ones that molded the way I speak. I like to think my accent has moderated over the years - perhaps it has - but people still have no problem figuring out exactly where I’m from.

Alas, it’s all too true: you can take the boy out of New York, but you can’t take the New York out of the boy. Fuhgeddaboudit!

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