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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Let's take a test.....

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The South
 
85%
That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it.
 
80%
The Northeast
 
66%
Philadelphia
 
62%
The Inland North
 
55%
The Midland
 
20%
The West
 
14%
Boston
 
0%
North Central


I saw a link to a test that tells you what your accent is!!!
As you can tell, mine was pretty much spot-on, 
considering I live in East Tennessee!!!

How 'bout you?
Do you think you have an accent.....
or not?
You can click here to find out what yours is!!

We all probably pronounce words differently,
depending on what part of the country....
or the world.....
that we're from.
But.....as a child of God, 
there are some qualities of our speech that should be similar.....

Ephesians 4:29
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, 
but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, 
that it may benefit those who listen.

Proverbs 16:24
Gracious words are a honeycomb,
    sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Breathing in Jesus,

Deb


3 comments:

  1. This was fun, my score was 92% from the south. Imagine that? :) It doesn't matter what type of accent we may have as long as our words are gracious before the Lord.

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  2. Good morning, Deb! I took the test just for fun. According to it I am from the Midland states...the closest one of those to me is PA. :-) I've been told by many people that I don't speak with any accent at all...which is pretty much what the test confirmed. ;-) I so agree with you when it comes to our language as Christians. Unfortunately it seems that even in some Christian circles that hasn't been something they have focused in on yet. Your Scripture verses this morning are a good reminder about our speech! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. Apparently I'm from The West! ;) It's funny, I've been raised in East Tennessee as well, my father and oldest brother have very thick accents but my mother and other siblings do not, although I've been raised at rodeos, farms, ranches and board my horse at a very southern barn. :)) It's funny that I apparently haven't caught the Southern accent, although I've been told by some that my accent slips out when I'm angry, sad or excited, but I typically have a "normal" voice. :)) Thanks for sharing, it was a ton of fun!!

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24