Okay, I know there have been a zillion of these accent/dialect quizzes, which purport to tell you where you’re from after you answer a number of questions, like whether you call athletic shoes sneakers or gym shoes. But this new one from the New York Times is different. It’s really, really accurate. So accurate that my dad insisted it had somehow cheated and used my IP address, not my answers to the quiz questions, to pick my location.
Full disclosure: I’m not a native Baltimorean, and my test results agreed: It pegged me as having an accent that was most similar to Arlington, VA; Newport News, VA; and Durham, NC. And I grew up in Richmond, VA — pretty much smack dab in the middle between all three of those spots.
Take the test here and let us know your results!