We’ve often discussed the accents of people who speak other languages, and even the differences between British and Amerian English, but it’s recently become even more popular for Americans to compare their own regional dialects. They might ask people from other parts of the country, “How do you pronounce caramel?” or “Do you say soda or pop?”. It can be fun to examine these differences, and it gives us a sense of identity and regional pride. Using some simplified versions of these variations on the English language, we’ve created an American accent quiz to see if we can guess which region you’re from based on how you pronounce certain words and which words you use for common things.
Simply choose the answer that most closely represents what you would say in normal conversation. If you tend to alternate, choose the one you’d say most of the time. Take the American accent quiz below!