Another fun, silly quiz

by Esther Schindler

Try this site - Dixie or Northerner?

Definitely for entertainment use only. I scored:

52% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

And I grew up in New York City. (Okay, I've lived all over the country. But still...)

It's going to be fun to see how all the Europeans score!


48% Northern

Ben Langhinrichs, 2004-02-26

61% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

I had to skip two of the questions for they didn't have an "i don't know" or "neither" available as answer. Also it makes me wonder whether my favorite novels are written by authors from the south, for that's where most if not all of my vocabulary comes from (bad grammar included :-))

The questions I had to skip were 17) (Makes me wonder what you do with the toilet paper after throwing it over the house. Light it? ;-)) and 20) (no answer given was found on the list of words I know)

Stefan Rubner, 2004-02-26

63% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

This is from Europe as well, but I guess that year in Oak Ridge, TN has left it's marks :)

Interestingly, a Canadian answering with Ontario-biased or Maritimes-biased responses will also score "barely Dixie". Newfies ("bay wops", not necessarily "townies") will score Northern, while their language would be barely recognisable to most residents of the northern US as English.

Stan Rogers, 2004-02-26

Surprisingly, tells me I'm 44% Yankee (barely), yet most of my answers indicate "Midwest U.S. and Chicago" or the like.

Ed Brill, 2004-02-26

39% (Yankee). A definitive Yankee.

Schweppes, 2004-02-26

53% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category. -- hmm, what does that tell me? probably nothing ;-)

Jens-Christian Fischer, 2004-02-26

57% Dixie, even though I grew up in Minnesota. Or does Dixie=rural?

Scott, 2004-02-26

No score. I couldn't answer half of the questions because either none of the pronunciation options matched with my pronunciation or because I would use a completely different word.

Must be my English accent with some occasional Scottish influences ;-)

Armin, 2004-02-26

61% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score! Which makes me wonder ...

Volker Weber, 2004-02-26

57% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category. That's east of London for you :-)

Ben Poole, 2004-02-26

Hrmmm... exactly one question was definitively SE US, which was the short A in pajamas. "Roly poly" was the only other SE indicator.

And yet I'm 58% Dixie? I had 7 responses indicating "clearly" or "strongly" from another region, varying from Great Lakes (TP'ing) to California (Soda) to NE US (Sneakers). How does that figure?

Nathan T. Freeman, 2004-02-26

57% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category. That's sarf of London for you :-)

John, 2004-02-26

53% barely dixie... From Europe, having lived in Michigan for about 21 months... Hm, not exactly accurate, I'd say...

Ragnar Schierholz, 2004-02-26

94% (Dixie). Is General Lee your father?

LOL, guess they pegged me - born in Atlanta, lived in the South my entire life.

Rock, 2004-02-27

49% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.

Moritz Schroeder, 2004-02-28

... 6 years UK: Oxford, London. Now Berlin.

Moritz Schroeder, 2004-02-28

A German kid who grew up in Canada should not be 74% (Dixie). That is a pretty strong Southern score!
I guess them Canadians are southern at heart ;-)

Matthias, 2004-03-01

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