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Quizzes, because I can't get to sleep 
28th-Oct-2007 01:19 am
Misc - sunflowers 1
I finally got around to taking some of the quizzes that have been going around flists. The results of this one do not surprise me one bit.


DisorderRating
Paranoid Personality Disorder:Low
Schizoid Personality Disorder:Moderate
Schizotypal Personality Disorder:Moderate
Antisocial Personality Disorder:Low
Borderline Personality Disorder:Moderate
Histrionic Personality Disorder:Moderate
Narcissistic Personality Disorder:Moderate
Avoidant Personality Disorder:High
Dependent Personality Disorder:Low
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:High

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-- Personality Disorder Info --


I also came across a "What American accent do you have?" quiz that did peg my original accent [that I've worked hard to lose] perfectly, but made me laugh my ass off. A Southern Ahia accent is NOT "a good voice for TV or radio". That's a northern Ohio accent, the one people think of as standard American English. Southern Ahia accents are a completely different creature: much more rapid-fire than a West Virginie accent, less southern than a Kaintuck accent, but strong enough that people sometimes look at us with frozen smiles, clearly unable to understand a word we've said. (The funniest story about Ahia accents? I once checked into a hotel in Sudbury, Ontario at midnight and was so tired that I wasn't even thinking about modifying my voice. The clerk stunned me by asking, "Are you by any chance from Circleville, Ohio?" which is perhaps 35 miles from my parents' house. Turned out he's a part-time hunting guide and has regular customers from there. He said, "Man. Those guys can DRINK." I sleepily said, "I'm not sapraized. Innit much else to do round thaer." I think he got my drift.)


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

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz
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28th-Oct-2007 07:46 am (UTC) - Hee!
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: North Central
 

"North Central" is what professional linguists call the Minnesota accent. If you saw "Fargo" you probably didn't think the characters sounded very out of the ordinary. Outsiders probably mistake you for a Canadian a lot.

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


I find this funny because I AM Canadian. But I think that I'm still supposed to sound different from that this quiz is telling me.
28th-Oct-2007 03:30 pm (UTC) - Re: Hee!
I AM Canadian
Wait a minute...is this a comment, or a Molson ad? :0P

To me, they sound very different. But then the northern Ohio college town where I lived for years had the CBC on local cable and I watched it a lot, so I actually heard the accents. I think most Americans just hear someone say "ooot" and assume that's what all Canadians sound like. And of course, Minnesota is practically tundra so it MUST just be South Canada...
28th-Oct-2007 08:06 am (UTC)
1. You're pretty normal compard to the rest of us, it seems.
2. I stared at that giggly mood theme thingy for a long time.
3. When you're up in the middle of the night, you should come chat with us on AIM!
28th-Oct-2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
I love this Sasan mood theme. I would prefer a Sylar one, but I think this one fits the actual moods far better than the Sylar ones I've seen.

I tried putting AIM on my laptop that has Windows Vista, and it killed a bunch of stuff on the computer. I finally gave in and completely reinstalled the OS from scratch yesterday (took me 3 hours, and now I have to re-transfer all the files from the desktop today). Now that I can get online with the laptop again, I will probably try putting AIM on the desktop, which runs on XP and hopefully won't have any conflicts. But I didn't want to try it and kill both computers at once. Wow...what a long boring story.
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28th-Oct-2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
You know what's really funny about taking the accent test, is that I sat there thinking, "How can anyone NOT think that those two words sound alike???" LOL
28th-Oct-2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
I took that accent quiz! I got the northeast, which is pretty accurate.
29th-Oct-2007 02:22 am (UTC)
It's such an odd quiz to take, because I know there are huge numbers of variations in accent, but yet some subconscious part of my brain kept insisting, "This quiz is going to be worthless...how can everyone NOT see that these 2 words sound exactly alike, and those 2 words sound completely different?"
28th-Oct-2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
I got
What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland
 

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

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

Which is what I would have guessed. But, on the other hand, it makes me laugh, because when I went to school in Va, I got into a conversation with some Northern Va kids about how country I sounded. What's even better is that thee thing that started the entire "Wow, you sound sooo country!" conversation was the way that I said the word "pen"... according to them, I say "pen" like "pin," when in my mind, they are clearly different.
29th-Oct-2007 02:24 am (UTC)
I admit, where I come from, we say those two words exactly alike. And I've actually had someone snottily correct my pronunciation of "pen". (It is a very good thing that, despite always being told by the personality quizzes that I am Sylar, I do not actually have a cutting finger.)

David Sedaris has a story where he notes you can tell a native North Carolingian because when they pronounce the word "pen", it sounds like it has 2 syllables...
29th-Oct-2007 03:29 am (UTC)
It is a very good thing that, despite always being told by the personality quizzes that I am Sylar, I do not actually have a cutting finger.
I am pretty sure that there are a lot of people totally unaware of the fact that they should thank their lucky starts for this... every day. I won't even ask if I'm right. I know I am.

David Sedaris has a story where he notes you can tell a native North Carolingian because when they pronounce the word "pen", it sounds like it has 2 syllables...
That was the other component of their argument - not only do I say them the same, but, to their ears, I say them like "peeee-yin" which, clearly I do not.

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