Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Yeehaw! What Kind of American English Do Y'all Speak?

I found this quiz on SJ's blog, Give Me the Booger. She scored 45% Dixie, so I can only assume that when she took the test, she was wearing a NASCAR t-shirt and red flip flops and making out with her cousin.

My 15% Dixie probably came from the fact that I refer to every goddamn carbonated drink as a "Coke," and I still can't break myself from saying the occasional "Y'all."

Yeah, I know it makes me sound like a rope-belt-wearin', shotgun-totin', Bush-votin' retard, but old habits die hard. It took me most of my adult life to wean myself off of "fixin' to" and "big ol'," and I'm proud to say that the only time I ever threaten to "open a can of whupass" is when I'm profoundly drunk and have been listening to Lynard Skynard.

And this bird you cannot chayayayayange~~~~

Your Linguistic Profile:

60% General American English

20% Yankee

15% Dixie

5% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern


SJ said...

You mean to tell me that you don't say the devil is beating his wife when the sun's shining and it's raining? You don't wear tennis shoes? You don't go rolling? I KNEW that Texas was not the South, dammit. I KNEW IT!

(Now I gotta get back to my big ol' mess of a house, y'all. I'm fixin to vacuum it.)

Irb said...

Actually, I use the expression "The Devil is beating his wife" to describe the act of self-gratification. And I wear SNEAKERS, you damn hick!