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Are you Yankee or Dixi-Quiz!

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter

Mine said 100% Dixie, is General Lee your father?
That's what I get for being born and raised in North Carolina and Virginia
post #2 of 29
53% Dixie, hmm, I'm asian by birth, and raised in California since I was 3 by a Californian and Kentuckian, sounds about right

post #3 of 29
I am just confused, but I got 47% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.
post #4 of 29
40% (Yankee). A definitive Yankee. But what about the other 60%?

EDIT: Nevermind, the other 60% must be Dixie? I confused by this too.
post #5 of 29
66% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

I KNOW that I am mostly Southern. Mom's from Georgia and my dad's from Arkansas. Certain allowances do have to be made, for me being raised in southern AZ, though. I have a lot of Hispanic influences, too.
post #6 of 29
No way! It says I am 100% dixie.

post #7 of 29
I was 32% Yankee (a definite Yankee). At the top it said that 0% was a "complete Yankee". So, the smaller the number, the more of a Yankee you are.
post #8 of 29
54% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

post #9 of 29
47% Yankee- says I am barely Yankee
post #10 of 29
52% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

post #11 of 29
61% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

OK, my parents are from Nebraska, I was raised in Colorado and went to school in Nebraska. Where did I get Southern??? Not that I'm complaining, I've always felt Southern.
post #12 of 29
56% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

I was sure I'd be a total Yank... So like is an even 50% like half dixie and half yankee? I'm sorta middle of the road then I guess..
post #13 of 29
Here's my score!

70% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

This is perfect for me. I was born in New Jersey, lived in Georgia for 7 years and then moved to Florida. My best friend is from North Carolina!
post #14 of 29
39%: a definitive Yankee. Sounds about right for someone raised in SE Pennsylvania, but gradually getting used to some expressions from the Midwest, thanks to Nebraskan nieces and nephews.
post #15 of 29
36% (Yankee). A definitive Yankee.

Shows my Wisconsinite traditions
post #16 of 29
47% Yankee. Just barely in the Yankee category.

(I've lived in New England almost my entire life.)
post #17 of 29
Charlie Say's I a 78 Dixie'
Southern to bone'
post #18 of 29
Thread Starter 
Lily's mom...did you learn to talk somewhere other than New England? Usually that makes a difference. My mom was born and raised in Mass. but has lived in NC for about 35-40 years not, she still sounds like she is from New England. I will have to send her the quiz and see how she scores
post #19 of 29
Thread Starter 
I think the way it works is the lower the perecentage score you get the more Yankee you are, the higher the score the more Dixie you are.
post #20 of 29
No Way! 55%! barely Dixie.... I thought I would get a 0% or something like that.
post #21 of 29
Even more southern than my hubby !96% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?
Why am I not surprised? Could it be because I've lived in Alabama all my life?
post #22 of 29
I wonder how "valid" the test is for Western states, since they were the last settled, and people from the East "transplanted" their accents and vocabularies. Here in Europe, it seems as if you go down the road a couple of miles and encounter a different dialect (it's extreme in Britain), but in the U.S., I've always noticed a bigger difference between the states north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line than I have between the East and West Coasts. And a state like Florida, with so many "snowbirds", must show extreme variations. Texas I would have to exempt - the state is bigger than most other countries, and the accent is hard to define, other than to say the people have a "Texas drawl". The test was fun, though. I sent it to a friend in Delaware, who grew up about 20 miles from me, und he came up a "Dixie". Odd, isn't it? On the other hand, I pronounce "either" and "neither" in the British fashion, thanks to my Belfast-born step-grandfather! Another oddity I've discovered is that a great many Native Americans who have grown up on reservations in various parts of the U.S. have similar accents (what my sister's s.o., a Sioux, calls "reservation English"), regardless of where in the U.S. the reservation is located, or what language family the native language belongs to. M. is from South Dakota, and yet he sounds eerily similar to a friend who was born and grew up in Maryland, and whose parents were raised on a Navajo reservation in Arizona. Americans are so mobile that it's difficult to categorize them.
post #23 of 29
I can testify to what you said of Europe! If you hear a spaniard from Castille and then hear a Spaniard from Andalusia, it will seem as if they are from two wayyyyy different countries.
post #24 of 29
70% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

I did it just for the fun of it, wondering what kind of score I'd come up with. I was born and raised in eastern Canada, have spent more than half my life in western Canada, and have never lived south of the 49th parallel! The rest of my family is much the same, except to add that my parents spent their early years in England (Mum was born there).

post #25 of 29
53% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

What's a Dixie, like a dixie chic?? lol
post #26 of 29
Yep, "Dixie" as in "Dixie Chick", i.e., a Southerner, as opposed to a "Yankee", or Northerner. The term "Yankee" is a bit "fuzzy", as it is used by people in other countries to mean U.S. citizens, by Southerners to mean Northerners, and by Northerners to mean the people from New England!
post #27 of 29
I am...

55% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.
post #28 of 29
Guess what, y'all!

I am 100% dixie! Ain't I southern!?
post #29 of 29
83% Dixie---probably fom having a northern mother and a southern Father. Anyway, I now live in the HOME OF THE RAZORBACKS!!!!!!

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