How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)
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    How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    Check this out for a little break from football and politics. I got 33 out of 35.

    https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/...ource=share-fb
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    Re: How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    Check this out for a little break from football and politics. I got 33 out of 35.

    https://play.howstuffworks.com/quiz/...ource=share-fb
    I had never heard of referring to a vacuum cleaner as a "sweeper."

    On the other hand, when I lived in England, I heard supposedly high brow Brits use the word "reckon" all the time. They would say, "How do you reckon?" as in, "What is your reasoning?"

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    Re: How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    I had never heard of referring to a vacuum cleaner as a "sweeper."

    On the other hand, when I lived in England, I heard supposedly high brow Brits use the word "reckon" all the time. They would say, "How do you reckon?" as in, "What is your reasoning?"
    I use "how do you reckon" all the time...mine comes out more like "how ya reckon". But my engrish drives english teachers nuts, so there's that.

    32 out of 35
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    Re: How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    I scored 33 out 35. Its hard to believe that only the south has these sayings.

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    Perfect score for me -- you can take the girl <somewhat> out of the country, but you can't take the southern out of the girl

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    Re: How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    "Reckon" is an ancient Germanic word. To calculate in German is "rechnen." At a restaurant, the bill is the "Rechnung." (reckoning) Nothing wrong with it...
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    Re: How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    Quote Originally Posted by crimson fan man View Post
    I scored 33 out 35. Its hard to believe that only the south has these sayings.
    I had the same reaction.
    Then again, southerners frequently do not recognize southernisms as southernisms. When I lived and DC and used to hang out with people from NY and NJ, and I said, "Hey, I'm fixin' to go to the Watergate. Need me to pick up anything for you?"
    My colleagues would say "You're "fixin' to?"
    Then I would amend what I said by saying, "I am holding myself in readiness to go to the Watergate."

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    Re: How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    33 out of 35. Just a couple I wasn’t familiar with.


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    Re: How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    33 out of 35 for me.

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    Re: How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    33/35. I've never heard a vacuum referred to as a sweeper. And, "the rode it hard and put away wet" phrase I had never heard of before that quiz. Sounds like the title of an adult film not something a southerner would use.

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    32/35. I'd never heard the herd of turtles or the sweeper one. Heck, use the head made more sense to me than use the sweeper. I'm a sailor, though, so that's why I answerd, "head." The other one I missed was carrying on instead of moving on. I've used both phrases.

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    Re: How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide_21 View Post
    33/35. I've never heard a vacuum referred to as a sweeper. And, "the rode it hard and put away wet" phrase I had never heard of before that quiz. Sounds like the title of an adult film not something a southerner would use.
    That was one of the ones that caught me plus the turtle one. I think the rode it one refers to riding a horse hard and putting it in the barn sweaty.


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    Re: How Southern Are You? (A Quiz)

    [QUOTE=BamaFlum;3429046]That was one of the ones that caught me plus the turtle one. I think the rode it one refers to riding a horse hard and putting it in the barn sweaty.

    It does, if you ride the horse long enough or hard enough to work up a lather they need be cooled off before you stable them. That was what I had to do before I brushed and curried them but then again I haven't rode a horse in years.


    ETA - 34 out of 35. The sweeper got me.
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