Saturday, February 23, 2008

I want my MTV

Oh happy day! I am now the proud owner of snow boots. And I'll even get to use 'em this winter, as we're going to a winter family fun day with Zion's preschool tomorrow.

Check out this cool regionalism test! Actually, do more than check it out. Take it, and tell me what your score was. I *heart* regionalisms in a big way. When I lived in Boston my friends and I would collect them; Boston is a treasure trove of regional dialect. I got 47% Yankee on the quiz (Just barely) and Robert got 64% Dixie (A definitive Southern score!). Frosting/icing was our most amusing disagreement about what was "correct", and if you hear me say (or type) "the frosting on the cake" in the future, you'll know why!

15 comments:

robert said...

when you live in the greater new york area, you desperately wish you knew how to get "money for nothing" because then you wouldn't be in dire straits any more. but then, if you could get money for nothing you wouldn't be in the greater new york area any more either. more like the mediterranean coast.

Cookie's Mommy said...

60% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category

Money for nothing...um....forget who sings it!

Stacie said...

52% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

Tamara said...

62% dixie here, too, mama!
Money for nothing is your song :D

I would like to add to the quiz: what do you call that little place where you can buy drinks, snacks, (possibly gas) and frozen water without having to go into a large supermarket? It's an ice house my friend (and no, that's not where you buy your booze and play pool).

Leslie said...

We (Brian and I together) are 53% Dixie. Agreed on most everything except what you might call carbonated beverages-- we called them cokes or pops growing up, changed as adults to soda.

My addition to the quiz is what you call another place that's relatively close but that's still separated from you by an acre or so -- "yonder" and "pasture" were both words that came to mind.....or perhaps the fact that I know what an acre is is telling????

L

robert said...

screw you and your acres, leslie. for some of us, that's an imaginary measurement.

as for tamara. hah! i have out-dixied you! i'm a 2% realer texan. :)

Sara said...

48% - Yankee here

BirdEtt said...

69% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!
Go figure... all of those years in Louisiana rubbed off I guess.
Hum dum...
Dire Straits.

Tamara said...

Leslie - "yonder" would be my choice.

Robert - a true Dixian would nevah say "screw you" ;) lol I REFUSED TO CALL MY SODAS COKE!

robert said...

nooooo! i've been out dixied!

sure we do, tamara, but only to yankees. and anyway, i'm not really a true dixie...but rather a true texan. ;)

the main stitch upholstery said...

dire straits money for nothing

NedaAnn said...

Dire Straights sings "Money for Nothing" I still sing along when I hear that song. Okay, so truthfully I sing along to most 80's songs.

My regionalism score reads as

44% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.

Enjoy playing in the snow. I think we are going ice skating tonight since the weather is pretty nice today.

the main stitch upholstery said...

i'm 65% dixie. guess the southern roots come out some.

Andrea said...

I'm 58% Dixie, barely..

And we call drive through places to buy beer a Dairy! Ha!!

Abby said...

"83% (Dixie). Did you have any Confederate ancestors?"

The answer is no, I did not have confederate ancestors, but I have never lived anywhere except Texas and quite frankly, given the questions asked, I'm surprised I'm not 100% Dixie! Should that embarass me?