Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

Meme Time! Dixie bred, if not born

Thanks to kitiara for turning me on to this meme.

According to the online 'Yankee or Dixie' quiz, I'm between 76% (That's a pretty strong Southern score!) and 94% (Is General Lee your father?) Dixie, depending on how I answered. I got the 94% when I chose an answer that showed no geographical bias for several of the questions, which was the most accurate answer for me. When I forced myself to choose an answer that showed a geographical bias yet didn't feel like a "wrong" answer to me, I was able to push the score down to as low as 76%.

I've always considered myself a Southerner, even though I spent most of my "growing up" years living just outside of Washington, DC -- definately not a Southern culture. My family hails from Eastern North Carolina, though, and I spent a lot of time visiting relatives there while I was growing up, so that probably was influencial. My parents are Southerners, so even though I was raised in the DC area, I was raised in a Southern home. I'd really be interested in seeing how my brother ccohoon scores on this quiz, since he stayed in the DC area for college and never moved to North Carolina like I did.

FWIW, I was born in Alaska, moved to New Orleans when I was three, moved to the DC area when I was five, and moved to North Carolina to go to college when I was eighteen. I've lived in North Carolina ever since.

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