This quiz supposedly tells you where you’re from based on how you pronounce certain words (pen and pin, for example, and Don and dawn).
It says my accent indicates that I’m from “the Midlands,” which include Ohio and Indiana, and essentially means I have no accent.
Which is fine. I don’t want to speak Minnesotan, and I someday I’ll have to tell my friends who moved to Missouri that their kids have developed a distinct drawl. I like being monochromatic, even in my speak.
The quiz told me I have a good voice for TV or radio. Which is odd, because I did work at a radio station my first job out of college. Where I was told I sound like a chipmunk and about the only thing I ever said on air was in a commercial for a restaurant. I said “bacon bits” alone and then, in a chorus with others, announced, “We’re the salad bar.”*
I do have one question, though. The quiz asks if the way you say bag rhymes with vague. That seems like an odd rhymer to me.
*I was a continuity at the radio station, which meant I wrote the advertising copy for commercials. But in my defense, I didn’t write that commercial.