Of course, I can tell from your accent.

I found this website an excellent way to procrastinate today.

http://accent.gmu.edu/

It all started because I saw on tv that Hugh Laurie had won a golden globe. So I did an internet search for Hugh Laurie and came across a site which stated many Americans think he does a great job at an American accent and many British think he does a poor job of it.

And somewhere from there I wound up at the site above.

People are often surprised that I was born on Long Island, and spent most of my life around New York City. They tell me I don't sound like I come from New York City. I think this because of these variables: I was homeschooled and my parents were from the west coast.

Can people guess where you were born by how you talk?