What’s your dialect? Yankee or Dixie?

My brother sent me a link to this fun site. Take the test and find out whether your speech is Yankee or Dixie. My test results show that I am barely into the Yankee category, with a score of 46%. My brother was barely into the Dixie category, with a score of 52%. Perhaps this is explained by the fact that our maternal grandfather was born and raised in Mississippi, and we spent a lot of time with him in our youth (in Arizona, though, not in Mississippi).

I’m waiting with bated breath for my husband’s score, since we have an ongoing friendly rivalry about how certain words should be pronounced. And . . . (drumroll) . . . Rick’s score is: AMAZING! We got exactly the same score!

4 Responses to “What’s your dialect? Yankee or Dixie?”

  1. Kathie says:

    54% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

    These quizzes are so much fun. What was really interesting for me is that words I used as a little kid, ie. “roly-poly”, clearly reflect my growing up in NC. I remember using “Coke” all the time, and realized that I switched to soda and soft drink, only after college in PA and then moving to the West coast. Thanks for the entertainment!

  2. Joyce says:

    Thanks for playing along, Kathie. I think these quizzes are a lot of fun, too. 🙂

  3. Janet says:

    *snort* I’m a pure-D yankee and this is my score:

    55% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.