yankee or dixie

I usually get strange looks when I say the word “aunt” (my pronunciation rhymes with gaunt) so the Yankee Dixie quiz caught my attention. When I moved out west there were lots of words that I noticed being used or said differently, and the quiz contains nearly all of them. A few that are missing are:

roof: Rhymes with hoof or aloof.
root: Rhymes with foot or toot.
query: Pronounced kw-eer-y or kw-eh-rey.

On the quiz I scored: 55% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.


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  1. Linky no worky.

    Comment by Rick on February 23, 2004 @ 10:40 am
  2. Ack – it’s fixed now. Sorry about that.

    Comment by dan on February 23, 2004 @ 11:00 am
  3. “48% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.”

    I have heard my family in Wisconsin refer to drinking fountains as a bubbler.

    And my husband’s Alabama parents… well that’s a whole ‘nother story I’ll be fixin’ to tell a whole ‘nother time.

    Comment by Renee on February 23, 2004 @ 11:35 am
  4. “40% (Yankee). A definitive Yankee”.

    Comment by Mel on February 23, 2004 @ 12:21 pm
  5. Dan, you beat me to it. I had just taken that test and was about to post it on my site. Oh well. Here’s my result:

    “91% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?”

    I’m not suprised. But “aunt” sounds like “ant.”

    Renee, I’m fixin’ to take you out behind the barn with a switch for some what-for if’n you keep it up. ;)

    Comment by Anonymous on February 23, 2004 @ 2:07 pm
  6. Who was that anonymous commenter? Jan?

    Comment by dan on February 23, 2004 @ 3:04 pm
  7. 40% (Yankee). A definitive Yankee.

    Comment by ammon on February 23, 2004 @ 3:17 pm
  8. Dan, yep. I forgot to fill in my name. Oops. Sorry about that. So maybe I need to be given what-for instead of Renee.

    Comment by Jan on February 24, 2004 @ 5:05 am
  9. 46%. I think the fact that I like saying Y’all killed my score.

    Comment by Cameron on February 24, 2004 @ 10:03 am
  10. 42% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.

    What’s the other 58%?

    Comment by Sil on February 24, 2004 @ 6:51 pm
  11. 68% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

    Okay, so maybe I got rid of my accent, but apparently I’m still quite Dixie. That’s what I get for having been born in North Carolina.

    I was a bit surprised by the end score, though. A lot of my individual question results were from the Great Lakes area. Interesting, since I’ve never been to that part of the country.

    Comment by Heather on February 25, 2004 @ 10:37 am
  12. The link isn’t working.

    Comment by S Young on March 9, 2004 @ 8:18 pm
  13. It’s not my fault this time. The creater of the site took it down. Here’s the Google cache so at least you can see the questions.

    Comment by dan on March 9, 2004 @ 9:37 pm
  14. The cache has expired, so now there’s nothing left of the quiz but memories. Sweet, sweet memories.

    Comment by dan on March 18, 2004 @ 12:17 pm
  15. 81% dixie.. are you’re ancestors confederates?
    i’m a little bit suprised, seein as i’ve got a pretty strong southern accent, that 19% of me is yankee. and yes, my ancestors ARE confederates, not much to brag about but i get a nice scholorship from the united daughters of the confederacy for havin all them ancestors fight in the war for the south “PRIDE NOT PREJUDICE” by the way. well, we did have a cousin that moved up to connecticut. maybe thats where i get my yankee from, even though we disowned her as soon as we found out! g’nite darlins

    Comment by molly on March 18, 2004 @ 5:40 pm

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