Are You Yankee or Dixie?
Check on your dialect and see if you might have crossed over to the "other side"! Simply click on the correct answer. As you go, the quiz will automatically interpret each answer to show you what your answer implies about you. When you are done, press Compute My Score. Your score will be calculated as a percentage: 0% is pure Yankee and 100% is pure Dixie.

  • Do not change your answer during the test as it will ruin the score. You may do this after scoring is calculated to see the other answers.
  • If you make a mistake, hit Clear below to restart the test!
  • I regret that I do not have time to entertain discussions about this test or negotiate changes. It is provided strictly as-is and for entertainment purposes only.
  • Be aware that television entertainment has a lot of northern dialect in it. This will have more of an influence on you than you expect.
  • This test is based on results from the Harvard Computer Society Dialect Survey of 30788 respondents.

1. How do you pronounce Aunt?
Like the word want
Like the word ant
Like the word caught
I pronounce them all the same
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2. How do you pronounce caramel?
Two syllables ("car-ml")
Three syllables ("car-a-mel")
Either
Don't know
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3. How do you pronounce creek?
Rhymes with meek
Rhymes with kick
Either
Don't know
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4. How do you pronounce the second syllable in pajamas?
Rhymes with jam
Rhymes with father
Either
Don't know
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5. How do you pronounce route?
Rhymes with clout
Rhymes with toot
Either
Don't know
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6. Do you pronounce "cot" and "caught" the same way?
Yes
No
No answer
Don't know
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7. How do you address a group of people?
You all
Youse
You'uns, yins
Y'all
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8. What kind of sale is it on the front lawn?
Rummage sale
Tag sale
Yard sale
Garage sale
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9. What's that long sandwich with lots of cold cuts and toppings?
Sub
Hoagie
Grinder
Hero
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10. What's the tiny lobster that crawls around in creek bottoms?
Crawfish
Crayfish
Crawdad
I don't know
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11. What do you call gym shoes?
Sneakers
Tennis shoes
Gymshoes
Runnning shoes
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12. What is spread onto the tops of cakes?
Frosting
Icing
Don't know
No answer
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13. What's that road along an Interstate highway?
Frontage road
Service road
Access road
Feeder
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14. What do you put groceries in?
Bag
Sack
Poke
No answer
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15. Where might you get water in a public building?
Water fountain
Drinking fountain
Bubbler
No answer
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16. What is that bubbly carbonated drink called?
Soda
Coke
Pop
Soft drink
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17. What's it called when you throw toilet paper over a house?
TP'ing
Toilet papering
Rolling
Papering
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18. What's the night before Halloween called?
I don't use any word for this
Devil's night
Mischief night
Cabbage night
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19. What's a drive through liquor store called?
I haven't heard of any such thing, or none of the below
Brew thru
Beverage barn
Party barn
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20. What's that bug that rolls into a ball when you touch it? (NOTE: This is not a doodle bug (ant lion), which is the larvae of Myrmeleontidae.
Roly poly
Pillbug
Potato bug
Sow bug
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