Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Yankee Test

Lucie is a co-worker of mine who recently moved here from Minnesota. She has all the "Minnesota'isms" down pat which makes me smile. See, my grandma was from that area and Lucie reminds me of her...well, Lucie's accent reminds me of her...not so much Lucie since Lucie isn't elderly.

Well, she sent me this link for a "Yankee Test" yesterday and this was my outcome:

83% Dixie. Do you still use Confederate money??

My answer?

Until recently, yes, I was still using Confederate money. Unfortunately, places stopped taking it...I just tell those people to bite me...and watch out because the South will rise again!

Seriously though, yall. I have lived in the South my entire life. Born and raised in 'Bama and then uprooted to the North (Tennessee) when I was just entering high school.

You don't want to know what I thought about moving to Nashville. Seriously, you don't.

Really? You want to know that badly? Fine. I'll tell you.


I thought it was like moving to New York city. A huge urban area. I was petrified when I saw the skyline. Those big buildings reaching to the sun.

Let's compare, shall we?

Nashville-














Montgomery-

















The first weekend here, my parents and I went to a restaurant downtown and when we were leaving a homeless man asked us for money. I about peed my pants...and then I cried. I'd never seen a homeless person before.

Sheltered? Yes

Innocent? Yes

Now I've lived in the "big city" for almost 10 years. I realize that Nashville is no NYC...no LA...but it's big enough for me...and I love it here!

Homeless people and all...

4 comments:

Johann said...

Nashville sparkles like a jewel in your picture. I'm a West Coast boy. We don't speak with an accent out here. At least that's what we think.

BBLogan said...

I got a 23%. Guess that makes me 77% Yankee. You still love me though... right?!

Sarah Ashlee said...

Most of the people that I've met from the West Coast don't have an accent, you're right! I guess it's really a mix of them all. And yes, BB, I still love you even though you're 77% Yankee! ;)

xanthuos said...

38% Dixie. You are definitely a Yankee.

I think my time in the south has influenced my score.