50 People From 50 Different States Try To Speak In Their State's Accent

August 14, 2019


This is a video from Condé Nast Traveler starring fifty people from fifty different United States trying to speak with what they believe is their home state's accent (and some obviously do it without even trying). Now I've lived in West Virginia, Alabama, Maryland, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Florida, California, AND on the moon briefly, and I have to say the most pleasing accent I heard was definitely in California. "The girl was vacationing from France." I was in love.

Keep going for the video while I accent my speech with a little sensual body language.

Thanks to carey, who agrees moon accents sound suspiciously like gasping for air and then dying.

  • econoking

    That was... something. I feel it didn't show anything except the dakotas and the south sound different???

  • Arem Rae

    And then you get people like me who grew up on the panhandle of washington and had a loooot of Canadian influence. When you move down to somewhere like Nevada everyone asks if you're Canadian, even the one person you work with who's on a work visa from Canada XD

  • econoking

    Oh I did think that guy sounded like a Canadian/yooper

  • Honestly, this might sound really shitty, but I've worked with hundreds of people from all over the country. The more more educated the person, typically the less distinct their accent tends to be. There are a bunch of reasons for it, but once I was made aware of it, it continues to reaffirm itself.

  • Nick Pappagiorgio

    Lol, yeah AZ got about all the time we deserve. Most have no accent unless they brought one with them or are a cowboy/rancher type.

  • Calm

    They all sound like they are from the US

  • MustacheHam

    Yep, good old US galaxy. They were spot on about planet Virginia.

  • Munihausen

    Yinz did a good jeb don nehr

  • GeneralDisorder

    Your spelling of dahn is... well, it works but I feel like it's usually more drawn out.

    Funny thing... Pennsylvania has multiple very distinct accents. I grew up in the part where we sound like gun-loving Canadians.

  • Munihausen

    “Dahn,” yes I forgot, haven’t been back to PGH in a while. I also recall lots of “jaggerbushes”

  • GeneralDisorder

    I've encountered a few in the past 12 years I've lived in the area. But more than that I see tons of poison ivy.

  • The_Wretched


    They should just speak and we'd hear what ever or not.

  • WhiteEagle2

    They should have all been given the same set of phrases to read. Something that covers most of the iconic accent tropes. Then see which states hit on them and which dont.

  • Closet Nerd

    PA.... TOTALLY say "Wooder" instead of "water".... even my kids mock me

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