Tuesday, April 25, 2006

This, despite the fact that Ah live deep in Yankeeland...

Displaced Southerner
You are 72% true Southern!
You're pretty Southern, but something is keeping you from being a true Southern Belle or Gentleman. Maybe you've moved, or maybe your parents were Yankees and brought you up without ever taking you fishing or hunting or to Memaw's for chicken and black-eyed peas. You know your Southern facts and culture, but that literature still escapes you. And when you order tea at a restaurant, you expect it to come "unsweet." Yikes. Next time you have the chance, visit a classic Southern downtown area and spend an afternoon just soaking it in... Montgomery, Birmingham, Jackson, Natchez, Memphis, Charleston, Atlanta, or even New Orleans!


(Biretta tip to Don Jim at Dappled Things; take the test here

12 comments:

MrsDarwin said...

I scored as a Dixie Royal -- 84% True Southerner. That's kind of legit, since I have lots of family in the region and spent my childhood in rural Virginia.

However, I don't like my tea so sweetened that's it's practically syrup, which reduces my southern credibility.

Dave Oatney said...

Naw, thayt's not true, Mrs. Darwin-your way of drinking sweet tea is the East Tennessee way! If you are a Virginian, well, I'd reckon it would be somewhat similar.

Dennis said...

Everyone knows that people from Cinci might as well be from Kentucky. At least, that's what my cousins from Toledo say.

Anonymous said...

I scored 60% kinda southener. I suppose that is correct because Melbourne Australia is in the south of Australia! lol

Mark Anthony said...

I scored a 63% - Kinda Southern - which is very disappointing. I can't believe that my score was that high! Just because I know Jefferson Davis was the "president" of the CSA doesn't mean I'm southern...just that I recognize a traitor when I see one!

Did I say that, or just think it?

Dave Oatney said...

Hey, Jeff Davis had a good Catholic education, I'll have you know!

Jackie said...

Fr.

I've been to Piqua and I've lived in the South (in small towns) - not a lot of different there!!

Steven Cornett said...

That may not be as surprising as you think, since Piqua is still part of Southwestern Ohio. A lot of families, particularly in Dayton, have Appalachian roots, including the Cornetts.

I hear about Cornetts all over this area, though I don't think I'm related to any of them. Many came from Kentucky, while my branch set roots in the Eastern part of the state.

Deacon Jim said...

I scored the same as Father. Must be those south of Poland roots.

Very cool genealogy and the south, all we need is a mint julip.

Anna said...

I managed an 87% (Dixie Royal), but that isn't surprising. I'm frequently asked (or commented on) by customers on the phone, "you're not from New Jersey." Even after not living in the South for over 15 years, my voice still gives me away.

CatholicMom said...

I socre 34% which is no surprise since I'm a Yankee transplant here in the south. Been many places and we exepcted "y'all" when we got here, but did you know that "ya'll" is singular?! "ALL y'all" is the plural version of this!

And the sweet tea: it's good, but leaves FUZZ on my teeth. Being the Yanks we are, we have to dilute it with the "non-sweet" stuff.

And evidently, you can say anything about or to someone as long as you end or preface with a "Bless their heart!"

God Bless,
T

kronprinz1918 said...

I scored 20% and have lived in Louisville all my life. That question about what time would you never eat in a restaurant made no sense at all to me by the way.