Well, they got me.

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 Midland
The Northeast
The South
The Inland North
The West
North Central
What American accent do you have?

Kudos to ideaphile peri-renna for posting this interesting item on his LJ.

Lamenting the decline of good conversation

The first two paragraphs of this article crack me up.

The rest of it is a good read, and a good point. Although I have to disagree at least to some level — I’ve found that most of the people I work with are quite capable of intelligent discourse, as are most of my friends, and the only issue is that we’re rarely well-enough educated on the subjects we speak about to truly come to a concensus.

Not that stops anyone else, mind…