you can go home again!

What American accent do you have?

Your Result: Philadelphia


Your accent is as Philadelphian as a cheesesteak! If you’re not from Philadelphia, then you’re from someplace near there like south Jersey, Baltimore, or Wilmington. if you’ve ever journeyed to some far off place where people don’t know that Philly has an accent, someone may have thought you talked a little weird even though they didn’t have a clue what accent it was they heard.

The Northeast


The Midland


The Inland North


The South




The West


North Central


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[thanks Maryse!]

I grew up in the Philly suburbs. I went to college in PA. However I have reached the tipping point age where I have spent exactly half of my life not living “at home” anymore. I figured I didn’t have that accent – I wondered if I ever did. Nowadays when I talk to friends living in that area, or listen to someone on the radio or television I can hear that accent. I thought for sure that meant I didn’t have one anymore …… this makes me oddly happy!

maybe I’m just relieved I don’t tawk like a New Yawker.

9 thoughts on “you can go home again!

  1. I’m afraid to check out what accent I have. Born in London, England. Lived in Ireland from age 2 -25, and have been in America for 15-18 years. Alot of people have trouble trying to fgure out where I’m from.

  2. I was born in north western Pa and lived there till 13.
    My relatives all think I have NY accent- but I am am happy to report. I have a Midland accent (Pa)
    You sure have a lot of company! I am sure you are an excellent cook with all that entertaining.

  3. I was some kind of midland accent or something, but my top percentage was Philly all the way.

    I dropped my accent in college when I went out with a guy from the south. I’ll never forget going home and having my sister and brother laugh at me when I called them assholes. Apparently I said it the southern way (ass rhymes with glass) instead of the Philly way.

    But still, you need a Philly accent to pronounce my name right. It’s all about the Philly A baby. All about the Philly A.

  4. well your bro and i took the accent quiz. it is right on. bro has a philly accent ( surprise) and i have a northeast accent – again no surprise being from outside nyc, schooled in r.i. summers in maryland. but you both don’t really have the philly accent that i can tell- not like your cousins.

  5. it’s funny. after 20 years i’ve never picked up the boston accent (the quiz confirms it) but when i lived in newyork for 9 months right after college (in PA by the way) i caught myself picking up the new york accent. so consider yourself a linguistic superhero since you’ve fought the new york accent and won.

  6. How interesting. I came up as Inland North (Great Lakes/Chicago/Wisconsin)
    Now granted, I lived in Madison WI for nearly 10 years, but prior to that I lived my entire life 2 hours north of Philadelphia. I do.not.think.I.have.a.Wisconsin.accent (though as recently as a few months ago, a NYC friend commented on my “wisconsin accent” HA!)

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