Yankee or Dixie?

By on February 24, 2004

Take this quick little quiz and see if it can pinpoint where you’re from (or at least where you learned English.)

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.

I took it and 45% (Yankee). “Barely into the Yankee category.” I guess that’s explained by the fact that I’ve lived most of my life in South Dakota. Post back and let me know how accurate it was for you.

It’d be interesting to see how Brits, Ausies and Kiwis fare on this.



  1. Dave

    I took the dialect test: 60% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

    I’m from the UK and a ‘bunch’ (as you say over here) of the questions I couldn’t answer correctly.

    Nice layout by the way. Especially like the green and white theme. Very geekadelic.

    Cheers Circlesquare

  2. I got 96% Dixie, Is general Lee your father. I was born and am being raised in the great state of Tennessee!

  3. I got 18% Yankee. Not surprised, considering I and my dad, sister, and brother are from and have lived a good part of our lives in California, and my mom is from Massachusetts.

  4. 74% Dixie. Makes sense, I was born in California, but have lived most my life in East Texas.

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