Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Calling Prof. 'iggins!

This is a fun little game to guess where accents are from. I only got three right! How well did you do? (click on the Test Your Skills, NOT how to play)

19 comments:

Gina Black said...

That was hard! I got five.

DeadlyAccurate said...

I got 6 right, including one of the bonus cities. 20 pts. I actually missed one of the Americans.

Susan Adrian said...

Yeah, baby. I got 11, plus several bonus points for cities. 41 points.

Should I admit I thought of pursuing studying linguistics, specifically accents, for a living?

Dwight's Writing Manifesto said...

I only got eight.

I'm generally pretty good pinpointing accents, esp. domestic ones.

But allow me to be the first whiner: WOW those were short clips. I needed more time and more examples to pour over my ear.

Pamala Knight said...

I don't remember the count but I got 32 pts. That was fun!

JES said...

Yeow. Thanks for the daily mortification... I got four!

JKB said...

LOL What a thing.

21 points. But with the extras. I got all the UK ones right, including city! W00T!

ilyakogan said...

37 points got 9 right + 5 cities

Just_Me said...

5 with none of the cities right. Some of the people speaking English as a second language had duel accents I thought, one form hjome and one form whomever they learned English from.

I did miss one of the Americans because I didn't think it would repeat and decided it was Canadian.... oh well!

Julie O'Connell said...

I got 39 points...but the guy from Glasgow was Irish. He lies. :-) That was fun!

Claire said...

No way, the Glaswegian was a true Weegie!

McKoala said...

26 points, that was hard though!

Not every Glaswegian is incomprehensible. However, I suspect he'd moved around a bit, because his accent was very soft.

Jay said...

I got 8 right, but it still told me I stunk! LOL I found it hard because they were reading. I think it would have been easier if they had just been conversing.

LeeAnn Flowers said...

I got 9 right, with 31 points. I actually missed the Canadian. Oops.

Joelle said...

I got 31 but I hit the wrong one on one or I would've had 34! The cities were hard because I could only listen for one thing at at time. If I hear English people talking I can usually tell if they're from north or south or the middle most of the time, but I was just trying to figure out the country and forgot to listen to the region! Still I got a few of the cities right. You have such great ideas for wasting time, Janet!

Taymalin said...

Got eight for 24 points. Knew the Canadian was one of my countrymen, but couldn't place him specifically...would have been easier if he were a maritimer like me, seems to be the only accent I can hear.

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Southern Writer said...

29 for me. I'm amazed, really, as I've always had trouble telling British, Australian, and South African apart. I also was sure the Scottish guy was Irish.

Gary Corby said...

5 right. I had better avoid training any flower girls to speak proper. I agree the guy from Glasgow has spent time in Ireland. I thought the Kiwi accent was very soft too.

Maya Reynolds said...

I need to locate a matinee of My Fair Lady. Four right for a total of 12.