View Full Version : Yankee or Dixie?

PJ's Mom
03-08-2005, 10:39 PM
Take this test to find out (http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/yankee_dixie_quiz.html)

Do you have more of a Yankee dialect or a Southern dialect?

I am 40% Yankee which isn't too bad since I was born in upstate New York. :D

03-08-2005, 10:49 PM
76% (Dixie). That is a pretty strong Southern score!

:eek: I grew up in PA for most of my life!! :eek:

The south has really caught up with me! hehe ;)

03-08-2005, 10:58 PM
And guess what I scored?

70% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!:D

A bit weird since most of the time I spent in the US, was in Hawaii, San Fran, & Washington DC.:D

03-08-2005, 10:58 PM
53% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

...considering I'm a Canucklehead.....:D

Desert Arabian
03-08-2005, 11:14 PM
38% Yankee

Haha, in Wisconsin we use "Bubbler" for a drinking/water fountain when I clicked on that it said "Heavy bias in southern Wisconsin and Massachusetts"- I am in southern Wisconsin, hehehe. :p That made me chuckle. Oh and what kind of sale is in the front yard- I clicked rummage sale it said "Western Great Lakes including Chicago and Milwaukee"- I am 5 min outside Milwaukee, lol.

That test is a good one.

03-08-2005, 11:23 PM
52% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

03-08-2005, 11:25 PM
Southern by the Grace of God.
70% Dixie

03-08-2005, 11:49 PM
71% (Dixie). That is a pretty strong Southern score!

03-08-2005, 11:57 PM
60% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

No Canadian test, eh? :p

03-09-2005, 03:18 AM
48% Yankee, barely into the Yankee category. I guess that makes sense, since I was born in the Midwest - not far above the Mason-Dixon line, in Southern Illinois. I spent 7 years living in Louisiana, including the 4 years I attended LSU, and I picked up a few things down there. I have lived in St. Louis, MO, since July 2003, so I guess I'm swinging back toward Yankee again. Pretty good test - I'll have to pass this one on.

There are a couple things I do that are more Southern, and a couple things I do that are more Northern - for example, I still will say "Y'all" occasionally, just b/c it's easier than saying "You guys" or "You all", but I say it less often than I did when I first moved up here. Interesting.

One of the true tests of where you're from is what you call where you put groceries at the store - I call it a shopping cart, b/c that's what I learned growing up, but down South, most people call them buggies. Hmmm. Interesting thread.

03-09-2005, 04:52 AM
Originally posted by wolfsoul
60% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

Same result for me. If the test doesn't help you to filter the Germans out then it doesn't help much:D

03-09-2005, 05:13 AM
74% (Dixie). That is a pretty strong Southern score!

and I've only lived here a year and a half!!!

03-09-2005, 05:33 AM
48% Yankee...I am surprised it isn't higher ;)

03-09-2005, 06:09 AM
45% Yankee

03-09-2005, 06:15 AM
Being 100% aussie i was a little suprised by my result :p. I am 68% Dixie (Hehe i wish).

03-09-2005, 06:30 AM
Hmmm..there was no option listed for what I call this stuff LOL!
16. What is that bubbly carbonated drink called?
Soft drink
:confused: I call it "tonic". I demand a new test lol! :D And 75% Dixie?? I've been a Yankee all my life! :eek: :rolleyes: I think ya'll need a new test. ;)

Samantha Puppy
03-09-2005, 07:11 AM
70% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

Maya & Inka's mommy
03-09-2005, 07:22 AM
LOL!! I took the test too!! Being from Belgium, I got this score:

69% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

LOL!! We lived in St.Louis fro 2 years. That is NOT southern, is it :confused: :confused:

03-09-2005, 07:28 AM
41% Yankee. I too am suprised it isn't higher since I've lived my whole life in the Northeast and have only been south of the Mason-Dixon line 3 or 4 times.

03-09-2005, 08:03 AM
63% Dixie, a definative Southern score. I'm from the mid-Atlantic but south of the Mason-Dixon line so I guess that's appropriate. I certainly enjoy southern cooking better than northern fare, that's for dern sure ;)

03-09-2005, 08:13 AM
66% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

This is probably true for me - but aren't there alot of Dixie's here that are not Dixie's??

Ya'll jump out of yor pajawmas that you bought at the yard sale, throw some cokes and car-a-mels in a sack, get a drink from the drinking fountain and come with me to the crik to catch crawdads and roly-poly's! I know you were up late papering Maggie Sue's house but y'all comeon anyway!

03-09-2005, 08:15 AM
:D :D :D

03-09-2005, 08:23 AM
Oh my heavens!
I was 86% Dixie!


I reckon I better go get my teeth pulled and start lookin for that spitoon!:p ;) :D
Of course my grandpa just used an old peach can for spittin!:D :D :D

03-09-2005, 11:22 AM
52% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

I've lived in Michigan all my life! :D *laughs* Must be all the vacations taken down south.

Devil's Night....:rolleyes: Thanks Detroit! :p :D

03-09-2005, 11:38 AM
It's very biased toward certain things. I'm frankly about 100% Yankee, born, raised, lived my whole life in Massachusetts, ancestors on the Mayflower, ancestors in every conflict from the American Revolution forward.

Here are the test "text" answers:

Clearly Massachusetts, SE Maine, or Rhode Island
Most common around the Great Lakes and into the northeast U.S.
Common throughout the entire United States
Southeastern United States
Centered on Chicago and the Great Lakes region south to Tennessee
Common nearly everywhere
Common nearly everywhere ("you guys" favors northern) - I'd just use You, but that was not an option, neither was "you guys" which I would have chosen second
All of U.S.; slightly favors the southeast
Common throughout entire U.S.
This is a universal generic term used nationwide
Very strongly biased toward the Northeast United States
New England and western Great Lakes
Used nationwide, especially in urban areas (Actually, I'd call it an on-ramp)
Used nationwide and in southern urban areas
Heavy bias in southern Wisconsin and Massachusetts
Used heavily in northeast US and California
Used heavily in Great Lakes and Midwest region
This is common throughout most of the U.S.
Dont worry, this is a common response.
Great Lakes and Intermountain West

And yet it told me I was 49% - "just barely Yankee!"

Edwina's Secretary
03-09-2005, 11:42 AM
44%.... a Yankee....(I should hope so!)

03-09-2005, 11:51 AM
I'm wondering if perhaps the fact that some PT'ers travel quite a bit (Karen, Sara etc) their answers could reflect that, and perhaps are not as "Yankee" (in their case) as someone who rarely leaves their hometown? Just a thought - and it is all in fun anyway. I love regional dialects and hope they never get truly "homogenized" :cool:

03-09-2005, 11:52 AM
58% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

I have never stepped foot in the south, so why am I even barely into the Dixie category? :p

03-09-2005, 12:04 PM
49% Yankee. :)

p.s. Didn't know what to answer on the bug question. Never
heard of it before.

Pit Chick
03-09-2005, 12:26 PM
100% Dixie

I don't really talk like a southern hillbilly though, y'all. :p

03-09-2005, 12:28 PM
100% (Dixie).

Haha! Thats funny y'all:p :p :p

03-09-2005, 12:36 PM
45% yankee. Actually that sounds about right since I lived in upstate New York from when I was born until I was 13.

Ally Cat's Mommy
03-09-2005, 12:51 PM
65% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

How does that translate to a Scottish South African now living in the Middle East:eek:

LOL!! I have only been to Florida, CA and Alaska!:eek:

03-09-2005, 01:01 PM
53% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

same herei did not know the answer to the bug question either lol i have never heard of it. one answer suprised me though, the running shoes one, around here I heve never heard them refered to as anything but running shoes lol but the answere said that it is almost never used lol the onther one that I had trouble answering was how do you adress a group of people, I said "you all" but that would not even cross my mind lol it would be more like "hey guys!" lol

03-09-2005, 01:04 PM
78% Dixie...do tell!!
Born and raised in Arknasas...and living in Texas for past 6 years

03-09-2005, 01:28 PM
My results?

100% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?

Not surprising since I've lived in TX all my life and the rest of my family is from Mississippi, Tennessee, & SC. :D

03-09-2005, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by micki76
My results?

100% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?

Not surprising since I've lived in TX all my life and the rest of my family is from Mississippi, Tennessee, & SC. :D

I make the 3rd 100% dixie. Must of came from being a military brat

03-09-2005, 03:23 PM
75% (Dixie). That is a pretty strong Southern score!

Ok... where did this come from? I'm in CLEVELAND.