I would have been surprised if the results were any different. I was born and raised in Michigan, although my parents were from the Upper Peninsula. We call people from that part of the state "Yoopers," and their accent is totally different. Thanks to my parent's influence though I can throw around terms like "da" and "eh" with the best of them. (I also remember a certain elementary teacher who broke my heart when she said my dad was wrong when he pronounced "three" as "tree." )
As an adult, I lived in southwestern Pennsylvania for about 20 years, and that area definitely has a distinct accent. It's completely different from the rest of Pennsylvania, and as you move closer to the West Virginia border it sounds more southern. My children were all born there and my husband is from the Pittsburgh area, so I've picked up some of their slang over the years. Periodically, I find myself saying "ja wanna" for "do you want to" or "nebby" for nosy.
In the end though, I guess those experiences didn't make much difference. I still sound like I'm from Michigan, eh?
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Your Result: The Inland North
You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."
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