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Old 08-20-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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41% yankee...nice quiz...
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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52% Dixie. Suprised me, alot of my answer said common in the midwest/great lakes region.
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Out of curiosity, what did you pick for number four?

According to this quiz, the "rhymes with jam" pronunciation should be more common among New Jerseyans, but I seem to hear "rhymes with father" more. That's how I say it, anyway.

And as for what gym shoes are called, I'm guessing that "sneakers" is now the predominant term countrywide, at least among younger people.
Just noticed this question more than a year after it was asked, but if you're still around, Marya, I say it rhymes with jam. Pa-jam-uhz.

And while I say "sneakers" I don't know that it's the most common word nationwide. When I lived in Virginia, most people called them "tennis shoes" whether they were tennis, running, basketball, cross-trainers, or whatever. All varieties of sneakers were called "tennis shoes."
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I'm 90% Dixie.
And yes, I do have Confederate ancestors.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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41% (Yankee). Barely into the Yankee category.

I guess Midwesterners aren't Yankees in their definition.
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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68% Dixie....and we called them drive thru liquor stores! Duh!! As a side note....our driver's ed and algabra teachers owned it so you couldn't lie about your age!
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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47% yankee...a drive thru liquor store in cincinnati is a "pony keg".
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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43% Yankee. Funny because I was born, raised and spent most of my life in NW Connecticut.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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47% yankee...a drive thru liquor store in cincinnati is a "pony keg".
I thought a pony keg was a little bitty keg
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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60% (Dixie). A definitive Southern score!

Hrmm... well my dad's from the south.
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