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Local Rebel
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0 posted 02-05-2006 11:51 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/yankeetest.html

it says I'm 91% Dixie -- and I wish I was in Dixie...
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1 posted 02-06-2006 01:30 AM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

I'm 43% Yankee, so I am "barely in the Yankee category." Most of my answers were either New England or the Midwest, and hey, I'm an MN girl so I guess it fits me pretty well!

~sky

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~Tim McGraw

nakdthoughts
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2 posted 02-06-2006 07:44 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

52% (Dixie). Right on the Mason-Dixon Line

had to laugh because I live right on the Mason Dixon line....


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3 posted 02-06-2006 10:35 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'm 90% Dixie, Reb. *S* And the only thing that surprises me about that is the 10%... I didn't know I was part renegade! LOL
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4 posted 02-06-2006 10:41 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

60% (Dixie). Just under the Mason-Dixon Line

I remember taking this before, and always loved their question about carbonated beverages and drive through liquor stores.  There was a place here that was called The Beverage Barn.  Think they got shut down from soaring insurance costs.

Coke is Coke is Coke.  'Wanna Coke?' 'Shure, DP if'n ya don't mind.'  
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5 posted 02-06-2006 01:23 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

35% Yankee!!
Mistletoe Angel
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6 posted 02-06-2006 05:28 PM       View Profile for Mistletoe Angel   Email Mistletoe Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Mistletoe Angel's Home Page   View IP for Mistletoe Angel



Yay! Yep, I shared this test last September, and am happy to see it again, yay!



Love,
Noah Eaton


"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"

Mother Teresa
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7 posted 02-06-2006 08:48 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal


Yankees or Rebels ?

What's the point spread ?

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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8 posted 02-06-2006 11:03 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

If you are going to live in the South, you need to know these rules  

1.  That farm boy you see at the gas station did more work before breakfast than you do all week at the gym.

2.  It's called a "gravel road." No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your Navigator.  Drive it or get out of the way.

3.  The red dirt -- it's called clay.  Red clay.  If you like the color don't wash your car for a couple weeks -- it'll be permanent.

4.  We all started hunting and fishing when we were seven years old.  Yeah, we saw Bambi.  We got over it.

5.  Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod.  Don't cry to us if a flathead breaks it off at the handle.  We have a name for those little
13-inch trout you fish for -- bait.

6.  Pull your pants up.  You look like an idiot.

7.  If that cell phone rings while a bunch of mallards are making their final approach, we will shoot it.  You might want to ensure it's not up to your ear at the time.

8.  No, there's no "Vegetarian Special" on the menu.  Order steak.  Order it rare.  Or, you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the two pounds of ham and turkey.

9.  Tea - yeah, we have tea.  It comes in a glass over ice and is sweet.  You want it hot -- sit it in the sun.  You want it unsweetened -- add a lot of water.

10.  You bring Coke into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice.

11.  So you have a sixty thousand-dollar car.  We're real impressed.  We have a quarter of a million-dollar combine that we only use two weeks a year.

12.  Let's get this straight.  We have one stoplight in town.  We stop when it's red.  We may even stop when it's yellow.

13.  We eat dinner together with our families.  We pray before we eat (yeah, even breakfast).  We go to church on Wednesdays and Sundays and we go to high school football games on Friday nights.  We still address our seniors with "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am," and we sometimes still take Sunday drives around town to see friends and neighbors.

14.  We don't do "hurry up" well.

15.  Greens - yeah, we have greens, but you don't necessarily putt on them , you can also boil them with salty fatback, bacon or a ham hock.

16.  Yeah, we eat catfish, bass, bream (pronounced brim)  and carp.  You really want sushi and caviar?  It's available at the bait shop.

17.  They are pigs.  That's what they smell like.  Get over it.  Don't like it?  Interstate 85 goes two ways - Interstate 40 goes the other two.  Pick one.

18.  Grits are corn.  You put butter, salt, and maybe even some pepper on them If you want to put milk and sugar on them, then you want Cream of Wheat - go to Kansas.  That would be I-40 west.

19.  The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season or dove season.  Both are holidays.  You can get pancakes, cane syrup, and sausage before daylight at the church on either day.

20.  So every person in every pickup waves?  Yeah, it's called being friendly.  Understand the concept?

21.  Yeah, we have golf courses.  Don't hit in the water hazards.  It spooks the fish and bothers the gators - and if you hit it in the rough, we have these things called diamondbacks, and they're not baseball players.

22.  That Highway Patrol Officer that just pulled you over for driving like an idiot -- his name is "Sir," no matter how young he is.

23.  We have lots of pine trees.  They have sap.  It drips from them.  You park your Navigator under them, and they'll leave a logo on your hood.

24.  You burn an American flag in our state, you get beat up.  No questions.  The liberal contingent of our state legislature -- all four of them -- enacted a measure to stop this.  There is now a $2.50 fine for beating up the flag burner.

25.  No, we don't care how you do things up North.  If it is so great up there, why not visit a Northern state or stay there?  And no, down here, we don't have an accent, you do.
littlewing
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9 posted 02-07-2006 08:55 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Thats a total generalization of the North and the East Coast.

I am a Yank and proud of it.

I grow greens, love black eyed peas - have my own garden and herbs and grew up on my Daddy's farm, where he owned horses. I love to fish and not with anything expensive, do not own a cell phone and dont wish to and drive a beat up Chevy.  I have been duck hunting, deer hunting (shotgun and bow), dove hunting and fowl.  I eat what was killed.

Burning the flag anywhere should call for a good butt kicking.

I have an accent and so do you.

So what does that make me?

A confused Yank?

*grin*

I agree with a lot of what you say up there except for the last line.

Man, we are all just people.

Different, yes . . . and I see that nonsense all around me but it doesnt mean all of us are like that.

(some NY'ers are nice)

Believe it or not, its true.

But I did have someone from TX come here long time ago and they were waving to everyone while we were driving and I was like:

WHAT are you doing?
He said:  people are waving to me.
I said:  They are telling you to move ahead in traffic!

*grin*

Gotta laugh at that . . . things are just busier up here . . . doesnt mean everyone lives like that, I sure don't.

Oh, my score ---> You are definitely a Yankee.

[This message has been edited by littlewing (02-07-2006 09:35 AM).]

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10 posted 02-07-2006 10:31 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Interesting...

last time I took a similar test I scored 98% Dixie.

My travels have apparently muddied me linguistically as I am now--ta da--

"60% (Dixie). Just under the Mason-Dixon Line"

hmmmm....

"just under the Mason-Dixon line"???

Wouldn't that be somewhere, say, in Maryland?



gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

*wink*

Ah have apparently been undah some major influence heah.
desert-spike
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11 posted 02-09-2006 06:12 PM       View Profile for desert-spike   Email desert-spike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desert-spike

This is me.

26% Dixie. You are a Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Hell Yeah!! As the rebels would say, I'm a blue bellied devil.

As the Union would say, I'm on the home team.
suthern
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12 posted 02-13-2006 04:34 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Bal: Re #18... don't forget the Tabasco. *G*

And serenity... *sadly shaking head*... It's all that water, hon... * G*
Carolina
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13 posted 02-13-2006 09:43 PM       View Profile for Carolina   Email Carolina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Carolina

LOL @ Balladeer's reply

[This message has been edited by Carolina (02-14-2006 01:41 PM).]

Carolina
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14 posted 02-13-2006 09:48 PM       View Profile for Carolina   Email Carolina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Carolina

  I'm 97% dixie and General Lee is my Grandfather? lol
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LOL, I scored 17% Dixie, and it says I am a 'duke of yankeedom' !!! but I was born and raised on the west coast, so how come this test only goes southern or northern???!!!
No, I NEVER said "gag me with a spoon" (something quoted in a ridiculous movie or pop tune years ago) and even though I grew up in the San Fernando Valley, California, I do not speak "Valley Girl"
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16 posted 02-25-2006 12:34 AM       View Profile for yv   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for yv

Well...I'm 45% Dixie...so basically half and half...which makes sense because I've moved around so much!  Some of the questions I'll probably have to answer twice because I've heard so many things...so there ye go!

Yv~Seeing eternal Sunshine
Still shrouded in blinding Darkness

 
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