Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Are you a Yankee or a Rebel?

Click HERE to take this test.

For my British friends, I realize we're ALL 'Yanks' to you, but 'them there be fighting words' for a Southerner to be called a yankee here lol.

I scored 71 percent Southern , by the way. I was raised in the south and went back for visits until my folks died, but have spent my adult years living in Northern states. Florida, btw, is geographically south, but culturally north as well as a wonderful mix of everything else.



erin said...

whew... thanks for removing the ugly toe... Sorry you got hurt, but wow!!!

I took the "test" and came out 53% (Dixie). Right on the Mason-Dixon Line. That makes sense... I have family in Indiana and Texas, but was raised in MI... everyone always wants to know where my sister's southern accent came from, but we can't figure it out... we have lived in MI all our lives. Go figure... how's your toe by the way?

Pris said...

Hi 'half reb'
No, I couldn't look at the toe anymore either:-) It's been raining, so it's throbbing again a bit, but , as they say, time heals.

No, your sister's accent makes no sense at all, but that's neat.

Shane said...

Dixie is rolling over . . . I came out 44% yankee. Even though my grandmother was a double dipper named Christobelle from the Smoky Mountains. Not to mention that her daddy and his daddy were both Confederate soldiers in the Civil War. I reckon 56% 'aint too bad ;)

Pris said...

Hi Shane
Let's hope your grandmother wasn't looking down on you when you took the test:-) And nah, 56 percent works for me.

Michael Parker said...

I am 38% Yankee. Definitely a Yankee.

Pris said...

Shhhhh. I won't tell:-)

Lyle Daggett said...

I scored 43% Yankee, which the test said is barely a Yankee.

This after I've lived nearly my entire life in Minneapolis -- a city so far north I've seen snow in May and September, and one year it was 37 degrees overnight on June 21. A customer on the phone where I work told me once that I sounded just like the people in the movie "Fargo." (And my parents and all my relatives are from Iowa.)

Go figure.

Pris said...

You're gonna have to live with the fact that you're a closet partial southerner;-)

There were a lot of expressions they could've used to beef up this test and differentiate more, I thought, but...