Sunday, December 26, 2004
I'm sure that we are all interested to find out how Charlottesvillain scores...
46% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.
I guess that's about right - even though I'm a seven-year Texan, I lived in Ohio for 20 years. Some habits die hard.
My daughter, who was 2 when we left Ohio, would probably score quite differently.
I scored a 52% Dixie as well, a confluence of my midwestern upbringing, northeastern education, adulthood, and wife, with some southern influences thrown in. Not a big surprise. (I have lived south of the Mason-Dixon less than a year after all, and in a town filled with transplants).
We do indeed have Confederate ancestors. My great-great-grandfather, who arrived from Germany in 1856, settled in Spartenburg. He fought for the Confederacy and was wounded. Went back to Spartenburg and became a pillar of the community there, and eventually mayor. He was assassinated(!) in 1891.
Someday I may blog on the subject.
Sorry, you guys, but if I'm 55% Dixie (100% Southern California Valley Girl, with Midwestern parents, all school in California and now living in Chicago for 20+ years), then I think what this test measures is lack of Yankee-isms -- MCU
I think this test is crap.
I got a 61% Dixie score with most of the results claiming to be nationwide or in the northeast or Great Lakes region, and only two results that were both nationwide and south-eastern.
There's no way that adds up to 61% southern.
BTW, I was born in a little town almost half way between Detroit and Cleveland, and sound a lot like my mother and grandmother who both grew up there.
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