Yankee or Dixie?

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  1. Pecker

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    65% Dixie.

    I knew some of them. Coke dates to an ancient civilization: The lost city of Atlanta! *ba-rump-bump*
     
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    53% Dixie.

    Hey, I am a little 'ole Southern boy who has lived outside the south almost all my life.

    jay
     
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    wvalady1968: "81% (Dixie). Did you have any Confederate ancestors?"

    Yes, as a matter of fact I did. And more than one on the blue side.
    ;)

    Allie
     
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    Inwood: 97% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?

    Not exactly the answer I was expecting since even though I was born and raised in southern Alabama I've lived in New York for the past 14 years and consider myself to be more of a New Yorker then most New Yorkers I meet.
     
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    SpeedoGuy: 57% Dixie....and all o' my ancesters wore the blue.

    SG..
     
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    Deep in the heart of . . . here! On the Mississsippi to boot! midtown Memphis.
     
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    Thumper_10x7_CA: thats a fun survey. I find it interesting that I'm 70% Dixie and I've never been to "The South." Born and raised in southern california which I don't think would be considered Dixie. :D
     
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    Damn, it would have helped had I read Pecker's post before answering the "Yankee or Dixie"!

    73% Dixie is what I am. :eek:
     
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    MischievousOne: 53% Dixie here, which is no surprised since I've only spent a total of eight days south of the Mason-Dixon line. What really surprised me was that while I was raised in Minneapolis, MN, most of my responses correspended with an upbringing out in New England. Strange, eh?
     
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    71% Dixie. Who would've expected it from a transplant from Cuba who spells à l'anglaise?
     
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    [quote author=DoubleMeatWhopper link=board=99;num=1077655716;start=0#10 date=02/25/04 at 18:01:50]71% Dixie. Who would've expected it from a transplant from Cuba who spells à l'anglaise?[/quote]

    So, DMW, do you address a group with, "Ja'll"?

    :D :D :D
     
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    :D :D Who would have thought that if I were Amewrican, I'd be « 48% Yankee » - and that means 52% Dixie ?

    I do like South, or at least the image Europe has about South and SE. Maybe the English I use makes me more . . . Yankee. :D :D

    This was fun. ;D
     
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    norseman: I smell a rat.

    Ya know when you take a test like this and you try to anticipate which answer would get which outcome/rating ?

    As a dyed-in-the-wool Yankee, I came in at 40% Yankee. In looking over the questions again, I'm not convinced one could score much higher on the Yankee side of the scale. I sense a Dixie conspiracy here !!!

    Norse
     
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    Tender: 54% Dixie.
    some of the questions i didnt really know how to answer because none of them fit me.

    for instance the road that goes along an Interstate highway.
    i call it an OUTER road. which wasnt an option.

    anyway,,, it says barely into the dixie category.

    Tender
     
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    throb919: 81% (Dixie). Did you have any Confederate ancestors?

    Uh yeah...cemeteries full of 'em!]
     
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    [quote author=Pecker link=board=99;num=1077655716;start=0#11 date=02/25/04 at 18:50:29]

    So, DMW, do you address a group with, "Ja'll"?

    :D :D :D
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    ¡Jes! ;D Actually, that was a trick question for me. I don't use a plural form for you. I use you whether speaking to one person or a group.
     
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    I use "you" more than "ya'll" also, Jacinto.

    When I moved from Texas to upstate New York for a couple of years, the populace would go nuts when I'd say "ya'll".

    They tried to convince me that the proper way to pluralize "you" was to use "youse" (or "you's").

    Pecker

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    Does it take an Englishman to say this?  :)

    "You" in its origin was a plural, like the French vous.  The trouble is, thou/thee/thy, the equivalent of tu and its cognates dropped out of everyday language centuries ago, so we have only one word which has to do duty for both.
     
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    Why, thank ya'll all to pieces.
     
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