Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I knew it: I'm a redneck

It is official. If you could not tell from my word choice, I am including the results of this 100% reliable, mind-boggling quiz I just took which I found on Almost American´s blog.

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

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

The Midland
North Central
The South
The Inland North
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

That´s right people, my accent is "the lowest common denominator of American speech" which must mean redneck. It also indicates that everyone thinks I do not have an accent, I could be from anywhere. I just thought you, as the reader, should be aware of the fact that when I write, I write with a proper redneck (or as we like to say, shit-kicker) -yet-accentless-accent.

Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona you get fooled into thinking you are not a shit-kicker like those freaks outside the city, just because you do not like creamed corn, you do not wear Wranglers or other displays of redneckery, you vacation in San Diego, and you know what a mango is.

But this is an official quiz; SCIENCE, folks. Them's the rules in post-Enlightenment. And science proves otherwise. I am 100% unsophisticated folk, but worse, with apparently NO accent. Now I know what Spanish people mean when they say we Americans have no culture. If you are void of accent, you must be void of culture too.

Accuracy is important to me. So I would like to ask for your collaboration, dear reader (and I do love thee). From now on, please read in shit-kicker non-accent tongue.

Thank you for your cooperation,


P.S. RTL always knew I was a shit-kicker. Here it is, R.T., confirmed in writing. I was in denial before.


Sarita said...

I just did it, and guess what, I'm from Boston!

Emily said...

Hey, found you through Just Married Chilean Style. Anyway, I'm from California and have a Western accent as well - the fact that I kept saying all the words sounded the same kind of tipped me off. But I wouldn't call it redneck! To me redneck is southern. And I'm choosing to take the "lowest common denominator" as meaning "most universal" rather than "how all the stupid people speak." But maybe I'm just kidding myself :)

Bluestreak said...

Emily, you're probably right and that's what it really meant. I guess I've just always kind of suspected I was kind of a redneck or at least from redneckland, so took it that way. Especially when around grandma and this kind of stuff sounds normal "she don't do that" or "we was outside lookin for the dog when..."

Sarita said...

Yes, my father has a true blue Boston accent. I love it!

Jul said...

LOL! Hope I didn't pick up this redneck accent during my 2 years in Phoenix... :)

Theresa in Mèrida said...

LOL, even though I was born in NYC and lived in California from 8 until 26, it says that I have a definite Boston accent...it's the words that they pick. What you have is called a standard American Accent which is the accent that radio and tv announcers strive for. I took a different test and it had me pegged,but I can't remember where on the net it is to be found. A redneck accent is more southern, not at all Arizonan.

Immoral Matriarch said...

I'm midland. Not surprised - I hear all the time that I have no accent, which is surprising to those who expect me to, being as I was raised in the south.

I had way to much fun sounding all that shit out. LOL