Yankee or Dixie?

(*First…it has taken me quite a while to find something new to post about.   How could I possibly find something better to follow up the pant-less metro riders, especially with that picture I posted.   Did anyone else, at first glance, think the girl in the comic underpants was wearing “white” tights/leggings??  I am pale and I know it, but that girl is freakishly pale and I actually applaud her, however unflattering, for ripping off her pants and riding the metro with those ghost legs.)

Ok!  Onto the real post.   A co-worker sent me this quiz today, which I already forwarded on to some of you, but if not here it is…

Yankee or Dixie? 

I may have grown up in Virginia for most of my life (excluding my 3 year vacation to Key West), but I have never really considered myself “southern”.   When people would point out that I was from “south”eastern Virginia, my argument would be that I was from Virginia Beach, which because of it’s beachy and coastal feel is not really southern, even though it is technically located in the south.   This claim always seemed to make sense to me, and even to this day I have never wanted to call myself southern, but after taking this quiz I guess I can’t hide it anymore, it is time to embrace my heritage.   I am truly a “southern” girl! 🙂

Although most of my answers seemed to result in “southeast” or “atlantic coast” responses, I was shocked that my answer of “feeder road” came with the result “Local to Houston and the eastern great lakes”.  Where the heck did I pick up that term??   However, I think the one result that made me chuckle was when my reponse “rolling” in terms of toilet papering someone’s home came back with the result “From the DEEP south”.

82% Dixie isn’t bad, and I have to admit I am somewhat proud to be slightly southern, besides, the south is where the nice people are!    Anyone want to come over for some fried chicken and mashed potatos later?   How about a trip to the Brew Thru in our pa”jam”mas and then picking up the roly polies from the lawn before our yard sale.

My new term for myself…. “urbanized southern”.

How dixie or yankee are you??

12 thoughts on “Yankee or Dixie?

  1. Interesting. I was born in the DEEP south (as in South America), grew up mostly in NJ, did college in SC, and now live in VA. It spit me out as “43% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.”

    I think this is mostly because I wear “sneakers” and know what “Mischief Night” is.


  2. I also came out as barely in the Yankee category at 45% Dixie. This is interesting since I was born in Michigan, went to school in Ohio, and went to grad school in Boston. In fact, I first moved below the Mason-Dixon line 4 1/2 years ago when I left Massachusetts for Virginia.


  3. Maria, sounds like we both use alot of the same terms (hmmm… I bet Mom would get a similar score too, huh?). “Roly-polies” is definitely what the little bugs are called… but I do say “Service Road” which put me in the “urban dweller” category.

    Very interesting quiz!


  4. ha! actually moms score was only 52% or something….she says i didn’t get my southern streak from her! we must have gotten it from dad, those Puerto Ricans are soooo southern! haha.


  5. 69 percent or 83 percent Dixie. Sometimes I say Aunt as ant and sometimes like want, depends which one so I had to submit it twice.

    Carbonated beverages are called coke and tea has sugar in it (unfortunately that wasn’t a question).

    I’m not sure how I lived just 10 miles form you and I TP a house?


  6. we never “TP’d” a house, we always “rolled” a house. Not that I ever partook in any of those activities, I was a good girl, but if I HAD we definitely called it “rolling”. Maybe it was an age thing…you are 3 years ahead of me…perhaps the lingo changed over the years…….


  7. It’s not an age thing. The correct term for throwing toilet paper over a house, trees, cars, etc., is “Rolling”.

    TP is a native American dwelling.


  8. After I’m done with a house it looks like a Native American dwelling, thus TP.

    What’s rolling when you roll a house?


  9. No house that I’ve ever rolled has ever ended up looking like a native american dwelling.

    By “rolling” you are un”rolling” the “roll” of toilet paper. Thus “rolling” the house. Come on…you know it makes sense! 🙂


  10. You don’t do a good job TPing a house then.

    So shouldn’t it be unrolling a house? Native American dwelling aside, at least TPing means toilet papering a house. Like when you apply paint to walls you are painting them.


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