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VGPolyglot said:
Nuvendil said:

There is no North American or US accent. I mean keep in mind:

Landmass of Ireland: 32,595 sq mi

Landmass of the European Union: 1,707,642 sq mi

Landmass of the United States: 3,531,905 sq mi (The Lower 48 ALONE are 2,959,064 sq mi)

The United States is absolutely gigantic. Think of how many dialects and accents are in the British Isles. Same applies, though far more spead out. Georgia sounds different from much of deep Alabama which sounds different from Virginia which sounds different from Ohio which sounds different from Boston which sounds different from Jersey and so on. 

Having said that, Scotts-Irish descendants may have similarities in some areas in the country.

I'd say though that the differences between American accents tend to not be as different as depicted, especially with the media and internet which I believe is converging dialects. For example, I live in Canada but pronounce many words the American way due to the influence of media.

Well I live in the Southern US and have relatives from Ohio so I get a good dose of the spectrum.  There's some pretty wide variants.  For example, I doubt you pronounce "wash" "warsh" and "fire" "far".  The thing is we have big regions with these accents and then in between each is considerable bleedover rather than sharp, pronounced areas where these dialects and accents form.  Except, of course, where geography has created subdivisions of sorts.  But there are a lot of younger people like me with little discernable accent because they are exposed to a lot of them together plus television and other media exposure.