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June 21, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Word quiz: Yankee or Dixie?

With my ambiguous heritage (raised in the Midwest, but a long-time resident of Virginia), it's not surprising that my pronunciation and word usage defies simple categorization on a regional basis. (For example, in my youth I said "pop," and now I say "soda.") Take the quiz yourself at; hat tip to Dan [Connie]! I am rated as:

43% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.

Of course, in baseball terms I am a very strong "Yankee," and a "Nationals" fan to boot. You can't be more of a loyal, flag-waving patriot than that!

Posted (or last updated or commented upon): 21 Jun 2007, 1: 20 PM

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