mardi 26 avril 2005

Y'all sayin' what now?

When I have a lot of work, I become the biggest procrastinator on EARTH. I would even rather empty out all my drawers and refold and reorganise all my sweaters by sleeve length and colour than work, sometimes. I also tend to take a lot of online quizzes when I've exhausted reading all my favourite websites. So imagine my delight when Lux unknowingly killed two birds with one stone by writing about a Southern dialect quiz. I love crap like this.

So I took it. And I came out 71% Dixie.


This came as quite a shock to yours truly, who was born and bred in the southern California sunshine, and then did her college in the Northeast and has lived there ever since. That's right. There's no South there. And I didn't even have any roommates or friends who came from south of the Mason-Dixon. And it's not like two year's worth of visits to a now-ex in Charlottesville (by way of Wisconsin, and he did not have any discernable accents, thankfully) was enough to bring in a southern influence. Right? RIGHT?

So I took the other quiz on Lux's site: What kind of American English do you speak?. And that gave me this:

Your Linguistic Profile:

50% General American English

25% Yankee

20% Dixie

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern

Phew. It's good to know that this is all test-dependent.

Then I kept taking tests, and found out that my true birth month is apparently July (but it is really September, but I will accept presents anytime), my inner European is French (not such a surprise, perhaps, but I almost expected Italian), the American cities that would best fit me are San Diego (70%) and Miami (55%) (LA tying for third with Chicago and Portland at 50% - I'm sorry, San Diego and Miami have better museums and theatres than LA? HAH), my brain is 60% female and 40% male, my seduction style is apparently that of the ideal lover (which seems to hint that I have no distinct style, hrm), and I act like I'm 26 (I am staying at 24. I am NOT turning 25, much less 26).

And if I have contributed to your procrastination today, you can thank me in the form of good cheeses, pretty summery skirts, and jewelry.