Coming Out of Left Field

Friday, April 08, 2005

Yankee or Dixie?

People often share fun quizzes on Easily Addictive. Today, someone posted one about dialects -- answer 20 questions, and the quiz will give you a score. 0% is pure Yankee, 100% is pure Dixie.

Even though I've never lived in the South, I scored 60%. My guess is that my nearly-Midwestern bringing artificially inflated the numbers. Even odder is that when I change some answers and retake the quiz, my score goes up! I momentarily wondered whether my parents had lied to me and really raised us in Georgia instead of Pennsylvania, but dismissed that thought. I may be bad at reading maps, but I'm not that bad.

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