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    Cyburbian H's avatar
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    Fun quiz: How do we talk?

    Take the test and see how your dialect fairs.

    http://www.chuckchamblee.com/dom/fun...dixie_quiz.htm

    I was 83% Dixie.

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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by H
    Take the test and see how your dialect fairs.

    http://www.chuckchamblee.com/dom/fun...dixie_quiz.htm

    I was 83% Dixie.

    41% Yankee, which is weird because every answer came up midwest.....
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    44% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    46% yankee... barely in to yankee territory. That was weird though, because some of the terms I used interchangeably.

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    Cyburbian Michele Zone's avatar
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    54% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

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    41% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.
    Must be from being so / too close to Kentucky


    If you do not answer any question
    and go directly to click "Compute My Score"
    the results are
    100% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?
    Last edited by JNA; 22 Feb 2004 at 6:34 PM.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Cyburbian SGB's avatar
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    35% (Yankee). A definitive [Connecticut] Yankee.
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    "100% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?"

    Damn. I thought I was smarter than that. Do they think southern Canada is Dixie?
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    83% Dixie

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    49% Yankee.

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    Cyburbian Plus Zoning Goddess's avatar
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    83% Dixie. I am appalled (not being 100%), as you might guess, since I am one of the staunch defenders of the South on Cyburbia.

    Must have to do with my deepest, darkest secret: my mom is (ack) a Yankee...

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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    50% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category. Ya'll

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    58% Dixie

    Really upsetting, cause Im much further south than you lot, so I figure I must be way past Dixie.

    Nevertheless, since I was game (or bored enough) to try your lingo quiz, perhaps you should have a captain cook at some true blue slanging from the deep south.

    Here tis

    http://smartasses.org/aussiequiz.html

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    Cyburbian Rem's avatar
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    66% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

    Hmmmm? I smell a rat - oops, that might be my dinner cooking. (Which adds further weight to the southernor argument. )

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    Cyburbian Michele Zone's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Rem
    66% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

    Hmmmm? I smell a rat - oops, that might be my dinner cooking. (Which adds further weight to the southernor argument. )
    lol. How much more Southern can you get? Last time I checked, about the only thing South of Oz was the South Pole. :-0

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    Quote Originally posted by DA Monkey
    Nevertheless, since I was game (or bored enough) to try your lingo quiz, perhaps you should have a captain cook at some true blue slanging from the deep south.

    Here tis http://smartasses.org/aussiequiz.html
    Here are my results of taking their quiz:
    You got 5 answers right. Questions 2, 5, 16, 17, & 20
    You got 15 answers wrong.
    You're a proper mug!
    Best advice is... stay at the Hilton, eat at McDonalds, do not, I repeat DO NOT venture into unpaved road territory.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal
    "100% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?"

    Damn. I thought I was smarter than that. Do they think southern Canada is Dixie?

    They must as my score was

    65% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

    Considering the farthest south I've ever been is Cape May, NJ it is odd.

    However I do live on the northern fringe of the Appalachians, and people marrying cousins is common enough around here.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    57% Dixie. Barely into the dixie category. That's strange because I've lived in NH all my life. The only south I've been too is Florida.

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    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
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    90% Dixie
    I had no idea that General Lee was my Daddy. And to think my Mom has been lying to me all these years.

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    40% (Yankee). A definitive Yankee.

    This is right, but they forget to ask how you pronounce "Roof"
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    44% Yankee. And this while still carrying the baggage of two years living in Texas and speaking Texican: "Shoot fire", "Shoot heck", "Finnin' to do my bidness", "Out of pocket", etc.

    'Course, only during my three years in Wisconsin did I ever hear anyone use the term "make strange."
    SOME say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice.
    From what I’ve tasted of desire
    I hold with those who favor fire.
    But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate
    To know that for destruction ice
    Is also great
    And would suffice.

    Robert Frost (1874–1963) (From Harper’s Magazine, December 1920.)

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    57% Dixie. Like JNA my Jersey-ness is being watered down by proximity to Kaintuck'

    The question about the night before Halloween was dead on "Exclusive to New York City and New Jersey" :-}
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    44% Yankee - Some of their descriptions were just plain wrong.
    Last edited by Seabishop; 23 Feb 2004 at 1:45 PM.

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    72% (Dixie). That is a pretty strong Southern score!

    I guess my "Okie" roots are showing....

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    Cyburbian MD Planner's avatar
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    70% Dixie

    About what I expected being raised 6 miles south of the Mason Dixon line. Does anybody else use the term "read up" (pronounced red) when referring to cleaning up your room or the dinner table?

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