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January 14, 2006

i knew that already

I scored 91% Dixie on this test. That's high enough to warrant a "Do you still use Confederate money?" in the results, but it's NOT as high as I thought I would score. I shoulda aced the thing.

Looks like the pronounciation of the word "aunt" cost me some points, but I don't know anybody except hillbillies who pronounce it as "ain't," which is SUPPOSED to be the Southern answer. Hell--- a got-damn yankee probably put that question in there.

See what y'all score. (Pronounced "yawl," not "yew-all.")

(Link stolen from here)

Comments

48% (Yankee). Barely in the Yankee category.

Posted by: livey on January 14, 2006 11:17 PM

"38% (Yankee). You are definitely a Yankee."

I'm from Oregon. I just don't have the knack I guess.

Posted by: anonymous on January 14, 2006 11:19 PM

I'm a yankee, but I knew that already. However, if talk to someone with a Southern accent for more than 10 minutes, I definitely start sounding like a person of the Sooooouth!

Posted by: DogsDontPurr on January 14, 2006 11:30 PM

I scored 61%. Shocked. I am a Son of the South! I call bullshit. Not on your 91%, but on my 61%.

Posted by: Velociman on January 15, 2006 12:08 AM

"78% (Dixie). Your neck must be at least pink!"

So DON'T call me no damned Yankee, even if I do live in Ind. ; )

Posted by: delftsman3 on January 15, 2006 12:37 AM

I am proud of Delftsman3. I always knew he was a southern boy at heart. So is his bride.

Posted by: Velociman on January 15, 2006 12:50 AM

57% Dixie.
Weird, I am Australian!

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on January 15, 2006 12:52 AM

43% (barely) Yank -- but I'm 2nd generation California so we get linguized from all over. My daughter was 'y'all' -ing by the time she'd lived in the south for a couple of months and has really picked quite a bit of vernacular -- especially since she spent a year working for the Boys & Girls Club of the Low Country. Their Marine friends are such an eclectic bunch that they've got accents and dialects from all over the country and they tend to homogenize to a large extent. But I knew the minute that I heard "Fuck all y'all" it was MINE for life! I use it all the time ( at work I can usually only think it -- works almost as well!)

Posted by: Marianne on January 15, 2006 12:57 AM

58% (Dixie). Right on the Mason-Dixon Line

Not bad considering any further north and I'd be in Lake Michigan. :-)

Posted by: Alli on January 15, 2006 01:11 AM

61% Dixie. How in hell does that work? I've never been east of the Missouri River or South of Bend, OR for more than three days in a row in my life. I live in the Puget Sound Basin for Chrissake, I've got web feet and systemic mildew. If it doesn't rain at least twice a week I start crying.

This test is bogus.

Posted by: Gerry N. on January 15, 2006 01:14 AM

"68% (Dixie). Just under the Mason-Dixon Line"

Not bad for a Cali girl transplanted to the South....

Posted by: caltechgirl on January 15, 2006 01:53 AM

60% Dixie. I suppose that's about right since my city is directly on the Maxon-Dixon line.

Posted by: Grand Fromage on January 15, 2006 03:48 AM

36% Dixie--Definitely a Yankee. Well, I suppose that's no surprise. Spent a good chunk of my life living in Michigan and Minnesooooota. Now I wonder how I would score on a Norwegian/Lutefisk quiz?

Posted by: Shane on January 15, 2006 04:20 AM

Damn, you got a bunch of Yankees reading your blog.

I, however, could swing either way.

52% (Dixie). Right on the Mason-Dixon Line.

Posted by: Cythen on January 15, 2006 04:44 AM

68% and I've lived in Ga my whole life.

Posted by: Primal on January 15, 2006 04:49 AM

58% Dixie. Right on the Mason-Dixon line. Sho 'nuff.
I was born in Maryland which is on the M-D line. But I grew up in Az. They ought to have a test to see how hispanic you are considering the influx of mehicans up here in Del Norte.

Posted by: RayH on January 15, 2006 07:22 AM

97% (Dixie). Is General Lee your grandfather?

Whew!! I was afraid I was going to be an embarrassment to my namesake!!! Hmm...what did I miss?!

Posted by: Di on January 15, 2006 07:33 AM

Oh....BTW....I'm a Mississippian living in Virginia now!! ;-)

Posted by: Di on January 15, 2006 07:36 AM

100% Dixie - Is General Lee your grandfather? No, but my great uncle on one side fought with him and a great-great uncle on another side had to surrender St. Augustine to the Federals when the fleet sailed into the Matanzas inlet and threatened to level the city.

I don't know if it would be proper for me to associate with y'all anymore, as you are obviously a bunch of damnyankees.

Posted by: Juan Paxety on January 15, 2006 07:49 AM

I took this the other day. I lived in New England most of my life but I only got 36% Yankee. Must be all the travelling and my empathic nature. I've been in the South for a year and I drawl now.

Posted by: Libby on January 15, 2006 08:05 AM

50% Yankee. Of course I'm a military brat, so I moved around a lot before I settled in Calif., and the military is dominated by the South.

Posted by: Gahrie on January 15, 2006 08:16 AM

I got a 75% on it..my neck must be a little pink...LOL!!!

Posted by: Kelly on January 15, 2006 08:24 AM

omg i lost my yankee ways!!!!! i am 40% yank..born on long island n.y. but been living in the south for the past 20 years...

Posted by: Joyce on January 15, 2006 11:06 AM

98% Dixie " Was General Lee your grandfather?

Displaced to N.Y. 1 year ago from Texas.

Posted by: imp on January 15, 2006 12:07 PM

41% (Yankee). Barely in the Yankee category.


For christ sakes, what has the South done to me? I need to move away from you rednecks!

Posted by: gordon the magnificent on January 15, 2006 12:42 PM

50% Yankee...that "sub-gumpian" moron I work with has roont me. Now I say things like 'yurt me.' I need an antidote.

Posted by: lg on January 15, 2006 04:13 PM

75%. But I live in far west Texas, the part that doesn't have much of an accent. Kinda suprising really, because I always considered my speech and accent very mainstream America.

Posted by: Michael on January 15, 2006 04:51 PM

96% (Dixie). "Is General Lee your grandfather?"

A few og those had some storng Texas leanings. I think a Texas might have worte this test.

Posted by: Harold Foster on January 15, 2006 06:43 PM

Looks like I might need a spell checker.

Posted by: Harold Foster on January 15, 2006 06:45 PM

I'm 61% Dixie and I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area! My parents must have done something right...

Posted by: A Different Kim on January 16, 2006 08:43 AM

Good grief!!
Only 65% Dixie!


Posted by: UziQ on January 16, 2006 11:05 AM

49% (Yankee). Barely in the Yankee category.

Yeah, that about figures.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on January 16, 2006 11:15 AM

33%. So Yankee it hurts. However, I do know that "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural. So I got that going for me.

Posted by: disconnect on January 16, 2006 02:38 PM

'52% (Dixie). Right on the Mason-Dixon Line"

Which is odd, since I've never been to the South as an adult, never lived east or south of Utah, and my total time spent in the proper South is about one weekend when I was 9, in South Carolina. (And another in Florida for Disneyworld, but Florida doesn't count.)

What's really odd is how many of the terms that were in common use in Salt Lake when I was a kid are "midwest" or "great lakes".

(And I maintain that "creek" pronounced with an "eeee" sound is a tribe of Indians.

The small body of running water is pronounced like the thing you get in your neck if you sleep on it wrong. No matter what any of you people say!)

Posted by: Sigivald on January 16, 2006 03:15 PM

35%. Yankee, of course. Scored high on Great Lakes phrases, which is only normal, living in and growing up in Ohio. Except for Cincinnatti, which we won fair and square at the Battle of The Big Wazoo in 1863! And we ain't giving it back!

Posted by: Cappy on January 16, 2006 10:08 PM

53% (Dixie). Right on the Mason-Dixon Line

No explanation - born and raised in the Midwest/Plains and now living on the West Coast

Posted by: kam on January 17, 2006 12:27 AM

76%....born and raised in MO...the southern part....

Posted by: res on January 17, 2006 02:50 AM

56% (Dixie). Right on the Mason-Dixon Line
Not quite sure what that is suppose to mean I grew up mostly in the midwest and then moved here to the pacific northwest. I always knew I was a southerner deep in my heart.

Posted by: Trish on January 17, 2006 06:40 AM

Sig: "...Florida doesn't count..." Where I live, Sig, they say anybody north of I-10 is a gawdam Yankee!

Posted by: Larry on January 18, 2006 04:17 PM
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