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  • Cyanea
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Can you guess where people are from based on their accents?
« on: August 02, 2020, 12:11:19 am »

https://qz.com/259129/quiz-can-you-guess-the-accent/

11/12. 

Mistook the Chinese for a kiwi, ha ha.

I'm guessing she once had an esl teacher from new Zealand.



Catch my drift?


  • VanIslander
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Re: Can you guess where people are from based on their accents?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 10:52:20 am »
Why do you care where someone is from?


  • stoat
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Re: Can you guess where people are from based on their accents?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 11:08:32 am »
10 out of 12. Said Poland for Czech Republic - that was a tough one - and Ivory coast for Iran. There was definitely a bit of American in that one.


  • OnNut81
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Re: Can you guess where people are from based on their accents?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2020, 12:01:01 pm »
Why do you care where someone is from?

Holy sh*t!  A guy who literally made a username to show where he’s from posed this question? 

I didn’t think you could ever top your post in the best burger in Seoul thread where you claimed it was a burger from Canada that had never been made in Korea but this may have topped that.


  • Cyanea
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Re: Can you guess where people are from based on their accents?
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 02:22:53 am »
Why do you care where someone is from?


 :laugh:

I'm guessing you're from Canada?

Just something about the way you stress  your sentences.
Catch my drift?


  • Liechtenstein
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Re: Can you guess where people are from based on their accents?
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 10:46:01 am »

 :laugh:

I'm guessing you're from Canada?

Just something about the way you stress  your sentences.

VanIslander??? I guessing he's from Vancouver Island. A place for the newly wed and nearly dead. It is the worst place I have even lived in. The typical sky looks like you're standing 1 meter away from the side of a battleship. People very much tend to be snotty and stuck up. I heard they have a nice summer, but I was having a nap the afternoon it happened.

FYI I have lived in: Nova Scotia (Halifax), Quebec (Montreal & Quebec City), Ontario (Toronto), Manitoba (Winnipeg), Alberta (Calgary) and BC (Victoria)

I'm guessing VanIslander is from Victoria. Unless he's from "up island".


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: Can you guess where people are from based on their accents?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 11:15:36 am »
montreal is super cool. you can tell someone is from montreal because they often sound a little french (and sometimes they sound really french!)  :smiley:


Re: Can you guess where people are from based on their accents?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 01:59:59 pm »
12/12

The Swedish one was a Skånsk speaker, which made the Denmark one much easier, as they have very similar intonation and flow.

I was a little disappointed with the New Zealand one, as I'd been led to believe that they all speak like Flight of the Conchords and have one vowel sound. 'Maybe he dead'   :sad: