Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Quiz Time!!!

My aunt sent me this quiz.

http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/yankeetest.html

It's pretty fun. I got a 53% Dixie. I'm right on the Mason Dixon Line.

Of course, I had to look up the Mason Dixon Line

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/us/A0832111.html

For some reason the Civil War is fascinating to me. Not like those people that reenact the battles, but it's mind boggling to think that people literally went 'brother against brother' just for a silly war. Did you know that the slavery issue was widely debated in the south, and that most people were against it?

Also, I watched that movie Cold Mountain last night. I highly recommend it. You get to see Jude Law's ass - Nuff said.
Oh, and that it was really good.

17 comments:

Aaron said...

Don't get me started on wierd misconceptions about the civil war and antebellum eras. Ask these people who cry for repariations what their answer is for black slaveowners.

I took the quiz. It said that I'm 89% Dixie. It asked me if I still use Confederate money...

Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton. Old times there are not forgotten...

Amber said...

Damn, I was 49% Yankee. Just on the line.
You damn cotton pickin carpet baggin sweetea drinkin plantation ownin dixie lovers

Amber said...

By the way Cas,
how could you not know the Mason Dixon line? you're the one who graduated!

locomocos said...

hello????

Like they teach that crap in COLORADO!!!

Colorado only likes to teach about how progressive the state is (um...focus on the family), and how they don't want any of them damn Texans and Californian's to get in (no 'free' country here!).....

Let's just say they didn't really cover American History between Turfgrass Management and Soil Science!!!

I learn about that stuff history from MOVIES BABY!!!

amber said...

Dude,
whateva
I'm talking about grade-highschool.
Apparently there is still a sore spot in the teaching of American Hist. in MO. Out here the war never ended or something.
It's not like I went to college or anything.
I think you're just whistlin' dixie.

jason said...

I was 63% Dixie. Which puts me South of where I was born I think. The Mason Dixon runs South of Missouri right? We were the only slave state above it right? Missouri Compromise and all? Aaron, let me know. History was never my strong suit. As for my tagline...

"They called him Yankee Southerner in early days of fame..." A dollar to who can guess the song and artist.

Mom said...

Hmmm... I scored 53% Dixie too. I wonder where you learned these southern peculiarities???

Kurt C said...

44%... Yankee!

locomocos said...

hmm...
mom.....
i'm completely suprised. you say "ole" instead of 'oil' and "bink" instead of 'bank'. Hmmm...i guess there is a very fine line in which we are dissimilar.

as for Kurt-
i'm completely suprised. i thought you were really Dixie since you had squirrels living in your walls.....

Amber said...

ok, so I posted, now where is your comment and YOUR new post.
and what is this thing about me being sassy in my responses?

locomocos said...

haha!!! i told aaron you were sassy!! he seemed to like the one about you smiling sideways at me!!
heh heh heh!!

and i can't post on your blog until i get home from work, cause for some reason my work computer won't even let me post anonymously. i talked to aaron about it, and he seemed stumped. My computer will let me VIEW your blog, but not POST comments. How odd. So i will post away when i get home.

Another reason to join Blogger.

amber said...

man, talk about conversion tactic, are you sure you're not with the catholic church or jehovah's?
this smiling sideways thing, damn i don't remember the guys name, but it must have been a "g" letter or something because we were d, and the hamilton-swanlike neck guy was one row past him, anyway,,,i'm pretty sure you were the one smiling sideways. all the guys loved you even back then. it must have been those kickass shorts.

Amber said...

So I joined but i can't figure out how to do anything just yet.

Amber said...

http://www.blackpetunia.blogspot.com/

Aaron said...

'He knew the game of fistacuffs had always treated him right. But no one knew the men who came and took his life that night.'

Primus - Fisticuffs - Brown Album (Track 2)

Aaron said...

The Mason-Dixon line was established to settle a property dispute in the 1700's. According to the Compromise of 1820 a line would deliniate which states could continue slavery and which couldn't. It started in the east with the 'Mason-Dixon' line, continued west down the Ohio River to the Mississippi. From there it went west into unsettled land at a latitude of 36" 30' (the latitude of the southern border of MO). That was all changed with the Compromise of 1850 which gave new states the opportunity to choose how they wanted their constitution drafted. Therin lied the birth of the 'jayhawker', and the beginning of 'bleeding Kansas'.

Aaron said...

Amber's blogger blog.