Take “this dialect quiz”:http://www.chuckchamblee.com/dom/fun/yankee_dixie_quiz.htm to determine if you’re a Yankee or a Dixie. Hat tip to “David Austin-Groen”:http://www.austin-groen.com/.
I came up with a 63% Dixie score, which I find strange since it pegged a number of my pronunciations and terms as Great Lakes/Midwestern variations. I know a decade south of the Mason/Dixon will do things to a man, but _sixty-three_? You’d think all that West Michigan blood, or the New Jersey twang of my birth, or even the Liberian English would hold up against the ol’ Southern drawl. What gives?
“Y’all” must count for thirty points or something. It’s the only explanation.