Sunday, March 18, 2007

49% Yankee

My parents will be disappointed, but at least I haven't gone completely over to the other side.

Take the Yankee or Dixie quiz here

[link fixed 3/21/07--sorry about that!]

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The link didn't work for me!

mom said...

Would you believe 52% Dixie? But my mother gave me my speech patterns, and hers was southern Indiana...

Caroline said...

I got 55% dixie, thought I've never lived south of the mason-dixon line...

Chris said...

I can't be too disappointed because they only gave me 50%. But they need other categories. 8 of my 15 distinctive answers (5 are not distinctive - "everybody says it that way") mentioned the Great Lakes area and two more were PA to MI - so that's 2/3 for western NY. And that's before you count the plain New England responses. One was plain Maine! Only one was distinctively southern - and I question that! So I think they had me pretty well and didn't know it!
p.s. The only ones I really care about are AUNT (rhymes with WANT) and ROUTE (rhymes with ROOT). Persons mis-pronouncing those don't get free maple syrup anymore!

Libby said...

Wow, Caroline, how did you come out more Dixie than me? That's hilarious! And, Dad, I noticed that there were things I thought of as distinctive that they said weren't. Oh, well.

Chris said...

I still don't understand why Great Lakes = Yankee. I know the Brits think it's a term for all Anericans but, for my money, it's New England. I've got some of my mother's RI accent (aunt, for one) but I don't think western NY is Yankee territory myself.