Thursday, May 05, 2005

This Is Sad

Here I am, trying to establish my bona fides as a newly minted New Englander, and what happens? I take the Southerner Test and score an 82!! My friend Russ, as southern as they come, only scored a 65. A man with a mellow southern drawl--something I've never had--scored 17 points lower! Could it be my love of fishing and fried chicken? Okay, so I've never gone cow tipping (0 points) but I know what it is (5 points).

I will add, this test does NOT ask about political views. Given how red my home state of Virginia has become, I think I probably would have scored in the minus category on those questions.


Anonymous Russell Woolard said...

Do I REALLY have a "mellow southern drawl"? That undoubtedly will come as news to the folks back home in North Carolina, who charge me with sounding like a Yankee and, increasingly, of thinking like one. Well, I'm apparently innocent of at least the first charge.

I'd take this test with a grain of salt. It's not meant to be serious, for one thing, and for another, it's not really accurate. Knowing who the leaders of the Confederacy were doesn't make me a southerner; it makes me a history minor who had to know this stuff to get out of school.

And, if you ask me, as an old movie buff, whether I've seen "Gone with the Wind," of course I have. Saw it; hated it. Most overrated movie of all time. Too damn long, for one thing. And, for its romantic depiction of the Confederacy, it's only slightly less offensive than "Birth of a Nation."

Anyway, I'll get out of your way and drawl somewhere else. See you around at work. Good luck with the blog.

5:40 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

But I still can't believe you didn't know what cow tipping is!

5:58 AM  
Anonymous Russell Woolard said...

I do so know. It's the gratuity you leave in the barn after you're finished milking the cow.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Alison Rose said...

ROFL! Do you leave 15 or 20 percent? And do you have to tip the goat who led you to the stall as well?

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Russell Woolard said...

Fifteen should be sufficient. Cows don't need as much money because they tend not to wear clothes. However, in addition to the aforementioned goat, you might want to throw in a little something for the folks who built the barn. Also, don't forget the manufacturer of the buckets you milk the cows with.

10:39 AM  

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