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Old 03-02-05, 11:22 AM   #1
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Are you Yankee or Dixie?

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Old 03-02-05, 12:09 PM   #2
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Excellent, I passed!
>>>79% (Dixie). That is a pretty strong Southern score!
Even as a NC native, I refuse to use Y'all...
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That thing asked me if General Lee was my father.
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Old 03-02-05, 12:25 PM   #4
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58% Dixie. Probably because I married a southerner.
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Old 03-02-05, 12:30 PM   #5
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64% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

Theres a definate irony here ...
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Old 03-02-05, 12:30 PM   #6
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That was sort of fun..I was 59% Dixie..Don't know where the hell that came from...I did live in Southern Florida for over 10 years...They don't speak you'll in Sarasota. Lots of phrases are universal with mass communications and all.
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Old 03-02-05, 12:32 PM   #7
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hmm. I'mfrom maryland, yet I've got a 71% dixie. I didn't know I had it in me.
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Old 03-02-05, 12:55 PM   #8
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Old 03-02-05, 01:45 PM   #9
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MsVicki....I'm 55% Dixie...But, except for talking to you on this forum, I've never been there....Whatzit all mean?....
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Old 03-02-05, 01:47 PM   #10
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I am a definitive Yankee

Yeah, those great lakes -isms are hard to shake.
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Old 03-02-05, 01:56 PM   #11
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53% Dixie. I've lived all over, from Philadelphia to Charleston S.C. to Ohio to California.
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I moved down south from Ohio when I was a kid, so I thought the test was pretty accurate at 54% Dixie. I'm amphibious.
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Old 03-02-05, 02:03 PM   #13
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I think this test is messed up. Me 63% Dixie. Not sure how that came about. Hmmmm
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Old 03-02-05, 02:44 PM   #14
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Yankee through & through. Can't hide it, you other people are the ones with the accent.
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43% Yankee though I have lived all over the place
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This test is pretty sketchy...I scored %52 dixie...but nearly all my answers except for a few were related to either great lakes region, northeast, midwest, or all of US. There were a few answers that favored southeast but not many.

That and I'm a die hard liberal.
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Old 03-02-05, 04:24 PM   #17
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60% Yankee because I live in the great lakes area, and I don't like hicks, mostly because of the way they talk, and their intelligence;"hey ma I caughts meself a possum, looks like we're eat'n tonight!". I hope I don't piss off any southerners, its mostly directed to people who live in a shack and eat possums.
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Old 03-02-05, 04:57 PM   #18
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65% Dixie even though I was born in NYC and grew up in the NYC metropolitan area until age 17. I guess those four years I spent in Texas F'd me up forever...
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Old 03-02-05, 06:44 PM   #19
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Dixie by 61%. Except for "y'all" many of the terms used here in Houston, Texas are also popular in Michigan and Ohio. Perhaps because about a third of the folks in Houston were born in Michigan or Ohio.

"Y'all" is a very useful term, and ought to be used everyone. To use the word "you" when speaking to one person, and to also use the word "you" when speaking to five people is not precise.

But, in Texas, if you want one person to stay after a meeting, and everyone else to leave, you can say "You stay for a minute...y'all can go back to work". Up north, you might say "You stay for a minute...you can go back to work". People might respond "Make up your mind".
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Actually, the correct yankee synonym for 'y'all' is 'you guys'. However, that wasn't offered as a choice. IMO, y'all is gender neutral, whereas you guys is a male dominant expression. For this reason, I prefer y'all.
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Old 03-02-05, 07:50 PM   #21
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79% Dixie - and I spent my first 21 years in South Wales! (But did spend the last 27 in Mississippi and Arkansas.)
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39% (Yankee). A definitive Yankee.

IN one sence, the south has it right with "yall". Here when your saying "you", it could mean you individually or you all. Its up to people to guess. Where many other languages including latin have a different method of distinguishing the two. But being a yankee i think it sounds funny
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Old 03-02-05, 08:26 PM   #23
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I got 80% seems a little low for me, must be my extensive book learning.

randya, it is youse guys.
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Old 03-02-05, 08:32 PM   #24
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My results: 100% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?


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1. Do not change your answer during the test as it will ruin the score. You may do this after scoring is calculated to see the other answers.
2. If you make a mistake, hit Clear below to restart the test!
3. I regret that I do not have time to entertain discussions about this test or negotiate changes. It is provided strictly as-is and for entertainment purposes only.
4. Be aware that television entertainment has a lot of northern dialect in it. This will have more of an influence on you than you expect.
5. This test is based on results from the Harvard Computer Society Dialect Survey of 30788 respondents.
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Old 03-02-05, 08:36 PM   #25
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I went to VA last summer, and i must say i loved it there. Warm all the time , but i dont think i fit in with the way i talked. Especially when i went to Charlettesville area.
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