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Old 09-13-2007, 12:07 PM
 
Location: IN
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50% Dixie...

I'm really confused that "syrup" pronounced "Sur-rup" not "Si-rup" or "Si-rip" is only southern. The only way I know how to pronounce it is like introducing a noble, "Sir Up."
LOL Cold Canadian you are like a US southerner living in Canada!
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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LOL Cold Canadian you are like a US southerner living in Canada!
Plains 10, glad to get you 'tickled!'

Back to the other topic, how were the other pronouciations supposed to sound?

This is a bit of a shock to me because I've been watching Hollywood movies and regular American tv shows for 25 years of my recollected memory.
Perhaps that's because syrup is an uncommon word to hear; not many tv specials or movies have been devoted to waffles or pancakes.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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74% Dixie - your neck could be a little rosy!

Oh, good Lord.

I was confused on the "oy-yull" question as well - and who knew "suitcase" was a Southern term??
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:42 PM
 
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Hello Everyone,

I want to buy an old southern home for a second house. I saw one on the web in Barton Heights, Richmond Va. What kind of neighborhood is it ? Would you live there?

Thanks for a quick reply
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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dee it would probably be best to post this in the VA forum.
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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66% Southern?! That's pretty high for a New Orleans girl. These Dixie/Yankee tests do not accomodate Yats; I'm surprised my score wasn't lower.
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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89% Dixie. Do you still use Confederate money?
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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Default Yankee or Rebel test

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"70% Dixie. Well under the Mason-Dixon Line"

Well, yeah! Born in the MS Delta, ended up in TX, lived amongst several different dialects in 20+ years. The results surprised me, though, as there were several answers that came up specifically North or West. I do begrudge the fact that for all my moving around, I've lost my Southern drawl. And I do enjoy listening to the old folks back home telling a story or tawkin' about the news of the day.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: north st.louis (hillsdale)
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100% dixie Is General Lee your grandfather?
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:07 PM
 
Location: USA
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This thread must be an oldie but a goodie. 76% Dixie here. I don't know why. I switched from the word buggy to cart years ago. Must have gotten corrected about it by a non-southerner somewhere.
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