This has nothing to do with Japan, except that a link to the site was waiting for me in an e-mail when we returned. I scored "38% Dixie. You are definitely a Yankee." This is more fun than most e-mail quizzes, and includes information on regional speech variations. (The friend who sent it to me is very selective in what she passes on.) Enjoy!

Test your own speech habits here.
Posted by sursumcorda on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 1:51 pm | Edit
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"28% Dixie. You are a Yankee Doodle Dandy." Very interesting that I got more Yankee than Mom. But it's true that I grew up in the Northern south and not the True South. What's Dad's score? I'll fall over if he scores more Dixie than I am.

Posted by joyful on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 2:23 pm
39% Dixie. There are many answers that I could have changed, though. I took it again and go 31%, but any way you look at it, I'm a Yankee!

Posted by Harp on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 8:35 pm
Dad-o scores - 36% Dixie. You are definitely a Yankee. Jon, Jon? Please pick Heather off the floor :)

Posted by Dad-o on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 10:59 pm
Heather, it must be living in Pittsburgh and being married to a son of New Hampshire that makes the difference for you. :)

Posted by SursumCorda on Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 6:08 am
18% Dixie - A Duke of Yankeedom. I went back to see what would have given me 18%. I used to use Grinder a lot more, but now that I live in southern NE, sub seems more common. My score went down to 11% Dixie when I changed that. I probably am more yankee than the rest of you because you guys have ants instead of aunts.

Posted by dstb on Thursday, April 06, 2006 at 10:21 am
36% Dixie. I loved going through each selection to find what answer was most common in which part of the country. Heather, your mom is right. It's the Pittsburgh influence. I lived in MI for 4-5 years and found myself second-guessing on a few answers because of living there (like soda or pop, and hoagie or sub...).

Posted by ~liz on Thursday, April 06, 2006 at 1:22 pm
It's funny, because I thought I avoided the "Pittsburgh" answers. But I did say "either way" to several answers, which I may not have ten years ago. I bet there's some Pittsburgh influence, but I also bet that having a New Hampshire husband influences me the most.

Posted by joyful on Thursday, April 06, 2006 at 3:04 pm
Gee... I'm disappointed. I'm 33% Dixie. Definitely a Yankee, but not 100%. Maybe the south is rubbing off on me, but I'm no confederate in the attic.

Posted by Mark on Thursday, April 06, 2006 at 8:51 pm
I guess we *are* meant for each other... 28% Dixie. You are a Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Posted by Jon Daley on Friday, April 07, 2006 at 11:58 am
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