i AM a Yankee, still
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(64% Dixie although I like her anyway) we have the "Are You a Yankee or a Rebel?
" test, based on word usage.
This is a particularly cool thing, because for each question it specifically tells where the usage is commonly found. For instance, for the question "How do you pronounce creek?", the possible answers are: a) Rhymes with meek b) Rhymes with kick c) Either d) Don't Know. If you pick (a) it says "Common throughout the entire United States," as it is. If you pick (b), as I did, it says "Runs through a band from Pennsylvania to Michigan and Minnesota," which is exactly where I'm from (the PA part). At the end you can compute your score, to see "how much Southern blood your language shows."
I am a Yankee (44%)..."Barely into the Yankee category." [It would have been 52% or "just above the Mason-Dixon line," if I had answered the question about addressing a group of people using the way I do it now (you all) instead of how I was raised (youns).]
While disappointed the percentage is not lower (and therefore more Yankee, less Southern), I do understand: I've spent (approx) 5 years in VA, 2 years in NC and 9 years in CA, compared to 15 years in PA.