There’s a meme going around, a test to find where is your (English) accent from. Everyone I’ve seen that’s posted has said “right on,” so I was like, sure, I’ll take it. So I did. And I think I broke it.
Aren’t you supposed to get only one result? Nope, I got three. Which pretty much invalidates the whole test. I mean, according to this I have an Eastern Seaboard accent.
Which really just proves that I don’t have an accent, or rather, that I do have an accent (which I most certainly do) but it’s not based on my place of origin, but rather on the fact that English is a learned language for me and I have picked up the pronunciation of various words from very diverse places (I even pronounce some words in the British fashion, sans the cool, you know, accent).
Then again the same test said that my 1st-gen Cuban-American Florida-born wife had a Western accent, so go figure.