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Old 04-18-2006, 02:02 PM   #21
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35%. I'm still a hoagie-eating, pop-drinking Pennsylvanian, even though I've been in Maryland for 22 years.

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The "pop-drinking" pegs you as western Pa. I'm from Philly where it is called soda.

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Re: Yankee or Good Ol Boy Like Me Test
Old 04-18-2006, 02:04 PM   #22
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64%...and yet my husband claims he can still detect my native Brooklyn accent! What y'all think o' that!

And I called it a hero sandwich as a child. Then a sub. Now a po'boy. Mmmm...frahd catfish po'boy...
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:19 PM   #23
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About pop - Grumpy, you're right. I'm originally from near Altoona. I met my DH in northeastern PA, and when we first met I said something about a bottle of pop, and he said, wow, you're not from around here, are you But honestly, I do say "soda" now. Got to, if I ever want to actually get something to drink and not a weird look.

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57%, barely in Dixie. I guess the Chicagoland/NY thing has left me after so many years in KY. It used to be "you guys" and now it is "you all." I will never say - "y'all" :P
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43% Dixie. Barely in Yankeedom

Surprisingly accurate!
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:51 PM   #26
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"you guys" got me right into my home state of new jersey.

interesting. i got 41% dixie. barely in yankeedom having been raised in mostly in northern new jersey but lived in florida for about 30 years.

ya learn all sorts of things in the south.

for instance, what's plural of y'all?

all of y'all.
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33% Dixie, definitely a Yankee. Even though I am in the 9th generation of my family born below the Mason Dixon. Every 2nd male including me has at least the middle name "Lee". I was raised to get the hillbilly out of my speech, as my parents considered it low class and limiting in life. That plus a lot of time spent in NE and West I guess have transformed my speech patterns.

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I am soooo ashamed. Lived all my life in New Yawk City and I got a 43% dixie. 8)
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24% Dixie. You are a Yankee Doodle Dandy. 8)
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34% - probably from thirty years in New Orleans.
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24% Dixie. You are a Real Yankee Doodle Dandy.

No wait a minute! I'm Canadian!
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for instance, what's plural of y'all?
fer chrissake! It's "youse-all"! Doncha know nuttin?

47% on the Hicktionary. But I knowed mos' all dem words. I growed up wiz mos' dem.

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64%...and yet my husband claims he can still detect my native Brooklyn accent! What y'all think o' that!
There are/were districts in N'wawlins where the pronunciation can be similar to Brooklyn? Bronx? (out of my territory here). Listen to old Creedence Clearwater Revival some time.

Now, who knows where in the country a soda-pop is called a phosphate?

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34% Dixie.

I have a lot of NY/Great Lakes in my, but I'm noticing that I'm picking up more and more PAisms every year.

The one that drives me nuts is when someone asks, "You want to come with?"

Ugh ugh ugh. Finish your sentence!
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:06 PM   #34
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76% Dixie. Not bad for the son of a mexican (legal) immigrant. Guess I am thoroughly assimilated. I would probably score 90% Gringo if I took the test in Spanish.
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:10 PM   #35
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87% Dixie... Yep thats about right...
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:41 PM   #36
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Hmmm

It occurs to me - that the Good Old Boy who dreamed up that test is probably like Pace Picante sauce - ie from New York City or someplace like that.

If he wants to tawk rite - a little time in the 9th ward, Metry or St Bernard Parish would offer enlightenment.

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Old 04-18-2006, 11:15 PM   #37
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43% Dixie. Barely in Yankeedom.

Interesting. I grew up in the Southern tip of Illinois -- further south than most of Kentucky. I did undergraduate work in Urbana, Illinois -- dominated by Chicago area students. I worked in California. I did graduate work in North Carolina. I've lived much of my life in Arizona. And I spent 6 years in Iowa. My responses showed a spattering of all these areas.

The idea that the world is divided into Southerners and Yankees is primarily a Southern concept. When I moved to North Carolina, I remember how odd it seemed to me that the world was divided into the South and Yankee North. If you weren't born in the South, you were a damn Yankee. People there put a lot of emphasis on that distinction. In fact, you seldom heard the word Yankee if it wasn't preceded by damn. People in other placed I lived never seemed to acknowledge or notice the North/South distinction.

I moved from North Carolina in 1984, so I don't know what it's like now. But when I was there, there were still a lot of people fighting the Civil War. The fact that the damn Yankees were not fighting back did not seem to bother them. I really emersed myself in that culture while I was there. I have some really interesting stories about parties and pig pickin's.
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61,... grew up as a proud Rebel in the Carolina hills. *After my dad passed on, among some of his personal belongings, *I found my great-grandfather's enlistment papers into the Grand Old Army of the U.S. during the civil war. *He was sworn in by one of them Pinkertons. *That sure did burst my Rebel pride bubble.

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In fact, you seldom heard the word Yankee if it wasn't preceded by damn.
I've been informed that if you were on the wrong side of the "War of Northern Aggression" then the only Yankees who aren't damn Yankees are dead Yankees.

On the other hand our kid has been able to proudly inform her eighth-grade Civil War history class, much to the consternation of her teacher, of the origin of the phrase "to shoot a Yankee".
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If you study the Civil War, it's not hard to understand why a Southerner would have a bitter attitude. Many of the Northern marches were ruthless. But a similar thing could be said about the British, the Patriots, and the Revolutionary war. Maybe it's time that makes the difference. In another 75 to 100 years we may finally be done fighting the Civil War.
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