November 8, 2007

Youse Guys Talk Wrong.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:14 pm

I found this at the Wiseass Jooette’s Site, and this confirms that, despite what those of you with southern ears may hear, she (with her ass built too close to the ground) and I don’t talk the same.

What American accent do you have? (Best version so far)


This could either mean an r-less NYC or Providence accent or one from Jersey which doesn’t sound the same. Just because you got this result doesn’t mean you don’t pronounce R’s.(People in Jersey don’t call their state “Joisey” in real life)

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I took a similar quiz a while back here, and the results came out the same. That pretty much closes the case.

No wonder they look at me funny in Tennessee and Georgia when I say, “Yo! Haya dooin’?”


  1. It said I’m from Texas.

    Comment by dick — November 8, 2007 @ 9:11 pm

  2. “Yo! Haya dooin’?” — You akshilly say dat? What kind of a putz walks into a staw and axes dat? The objective is to B L E N D, Hairboy. Not grab your stindettes in frunna da cashier and be like “Yo! Haya dooin’? I need a pack-a Camels,” so peeps tink, “Where’s dis freakin’ dooshbag tink he’s from? Freakin’ Joisey, or sump’n?!”

    As for “…she (with her ass built too close to the ground) and I don’t talk the same…” Praise Jesus, for that — and I *like* how far my ass is built from the ground, thankyouverymuch.

    Comment by Erica — November 8, 2007 @ 9:11 pm

  3. Ken and I dazzled the two ladies in the “Bah-Lo” (Bi-Lo) in Tennessee. They thought the circus had come to town.


    Comment by Jim — November 8, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

  4. At least the quiz said that we don’t say Joisey. I say Jerzee.

    I do use “yo” an awful lot, though.

    Comment by RT — November 8, 2007 @ 9:48 pm

  5. That quizz allows that I ain’t got no gotdam accent..says I’m neutral..or neutered..I forget…but I always figured that it wuz everbody else that talked funny…not me.

    Comment by GUYK — November 8, 2007 @ 9:53 pm

  6. I’m neutral.

    Comment by LeeAnn — November 8, 2007 @ 10:04 pm

  7. “Gimme a quoit of erl.”

    Yeah, this is a big farookin’ surprise, this quiz is.

    Comment by Elisson — November 9, 2007 @ 12:56 am

  8. Ah am so suthern. No surprise there.

    Comment by rita — November 9, 2007 @ 6:20 am

  9. “They thought the circus had come to town.” Funny, that’s what I thought when I saw youse at Eric’s, too. Go freakin’ figure.


    Comment by Erica — November 9, 2007 @ 6:43 am

  10. So I took the quiz and it showed this map of a big chunk of the Western U.S. and insisted I was probably originally from there and then it suggested that if only I could learn to pronounce “stalk” and “stock” differently, I’d be “neutral.” The thing is, I *DO* pronounce the two differently. VERY slightly, but it’s there. I was not born in the Western U.S. but the south and I guess I’ve lost any accent I may have had. I tend to pick up accents if I’m around people with strong ones for a while, like in England or the south. So if I hung out with Jersey people . . . oh Lord, let’s not even contemplate it.

    Comment by dogette — November 9, 2007 @ 7:53 am

  11. OH. And when I say “pick up accents” I *don’t* mean like Hillary Clinton picks up an accent.

    Comment by dogette — November 9, 2007 @ 7:54 am

  12. My granny was from New York City, and when any of had the “runs,” she would advise, “Berl yourself some milk.” She also never missed “choich” on Sunday.


    Comment by Jim — November 9, 2007 @ 8:37 am

  13. “I tend to pick up accents if I’m around people with strong ones for a while.”

    When I am around peeps with strong accents, such as was the case — at least from my perspective — when I was in Georgia and Tennessee last month, I actually found myself asserting my [non]-accent, since it’s so easy, when you’re around Southerners, to slip into talking like them, because it’s kind of sweet and lilting, Southern drawls.

    Because I was so skeeved the f**k out by Hillary Clinton doing that phony baloney Aunt Jemima, or whatever, accent shtick she did a few months ago, I made sure that I would never, ever be anything like that.

    I wonder if peeps from New York could actually pick up a Jersey accent…would anyone notice? Would would the subtle differences be? I’m sure, though, if Carl Erskine’s name was really Carl Oiskine, then peeps from Brooklyn would probably refer to him as “Ersk” instead of “Oisk.”

    Comment by Erica — November 9, 2007 @ 9:42 am

  14. I have lived in the New York area now for over 35 years and I still register as a Midland Northerner on one test and no accent other than American accent on the other. I was born in Central Ohio so I guess I am still a Midwesterner at heart after all these years (and I really am).

    Comment by dick — November 9, 2007 @ 4:44 pm

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