We don’t normally care much for internet quizzes (nobody really cares what Sailor Moon character we are, right?). But today we caved when we saw one on Digg that piqued our interest: it claimed to be able to identify what kind of American accent we have. We thought it’d be fun, in an attempt to further explore that whole “we have no cultural identity of our own and are just like Americans in every single way” thing.
We’re not sure how they did it, but that pesky interweb figured out that we have a “Canadian Accent.”
Take it yourself and see. Let us know, Torontonians, ’cause we’re curious as to whether or not there actually is an accent that defines us, whether it’s home-bred (like, you’ve lived in Toronto your whole life) or imported (you come here and are assimilated…but only kinda).
If there is one, we may have to consider accent reduction.
Photo by Reza Vaziri in the Torontoist Flickr Pool.