Dish Up Some Southern Charm and We’ll Guess Your True Southern Name

By: Brittany Rowland

Dish Up Some Southern Charm and We’ll Guess Your True Southern Name
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About This Quiz

The South has a long tradition of valuing charm, hospitality and impeccable manners. People go out of their way to smile at and greet people, even strangers. Hosts take their responsibilities seriously, working hard to make their guests feel as comfortable as possible. And as soon as they're old enough to talk, most children in the South are taught to say "yes, ma'am," "yes, sir," "please" and "thank you." To some outsiders, these customs may seem quaint or old-fashioned, but Southerners stand by their traditions with pride.

Southerners also have traditions when it comes to names. In the Bible Belt, biblical names are ever popular. For boys, that includes Noah, Nathan, Jacob, Joshua, Elijah and Isaiah. For girls, names like Delilah, Abigail, Deborah, Sarah and Ada trace their origins to the Bible too. And another Southern custom is the double name — first name combinations like Jim Bob and Sue Ellen. The tradition comes from a desire to honor a loved one by pairing a unique name with a family name. And, if you've ever visited the South and met some double-named folks, you know that the combination possibilities are endless!

So now it's time to discover your true Southern name. And once you do, you can celebrate with some delectable Southern cuisine. We're thinking chicken and waffles washed down with an ice-cold Coke!

Arrive at Barbecue Oh no! You're running late for your friend's party! What do you do?
Call immediately to let your friend know you'll be a little late.
Stop and pick up some spicy chicken wings to make up for your tardiness.
Apologize profusely when you arrive and offer to help out in the kitchen.
Late? You don't worry about being late because you're always right on time!

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What Do Your Grocery Shopping Habits Say About Your Personality1 At the store, a stranger runs over your foot with their buggy! What do you say?
"I beg your pardon!"
"Watch it, goober!"
Nothing. It was clearly an accident.
"Kindly watch where you're going."

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Bless your heart You're most likely to use the expression "bless your heart" in what manner?
With a chuckle
With a touch of sass
With all sincerity
With an inscrutable tone

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Change flat tire When your car gets a flat, how do you handle it?
Flag down a gallant stranger to help you change the tire.
Whip out that jack and put the spare on in a jiffy.
Walk home. You don't mind the long walk.
Call a friend to pick you up.

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Preschool teacher at Christmas You love your children's teachers. What are you giving them as a holiday gift?
A fruit basket
A mug and hot cocoa mix
A bookstore gift card
A spa coupon

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Shrimp and grits It's time to have some friends over! What are you serving?
Shrimp and grits
Pigs in a blanket
Fried green tomatoes
Collard greens

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Christmas lights on house When do you typically put up your outdoor Christmas decorations?
Once December begins
You leave 'em up all year!
A week before Christmas
The weekend following Thanksgiving

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Outdoor party You're at a class reunion and see someone whose name you just can't remember! What do you do?
Discreetly ask a friend to remind you of their name.
Strike up a conversation with the person and ask their name.
Avoid the person so you don't get embarrassed.
Introduce yourself first so they will follow suit.

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Drive-thru You're on a road trip with some friends. What do you do when everyone gets hungry?
Suggest a quaint little restaurant you read about in "Southern Living."
Swing through a drive-thru and pick up some burgers.
Point out a camping ground where you can roast hot dogs and marshmallows.
Offer everyone some heart-healthy snacks you prepared in advance.

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Church congregation Sunday rolls around again. What's your plan for the day?
Go to church and socialize with friends afterward.
Get together with some friends and play Ultimate Frisbee.
Try out that new hiking trail you read about on a nature blog.
Host a potluck dinner with your extended family.

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Homemade mac and cheese When your friend is sick, you're over there lickety-split. What do you bring to help your friend feel better?
Ham casserole
Mac and cheese
Chicken noodle soup
Peach cobbler

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Friends talking Which of these is your go-to Southern expression?
"Bless your heart!"
"Nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs"
"I love you a bushel and a peck."
"Finer than a frog's hair"

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Friends hanging out You're having a friend stay at your home. What is most important to you?
Your friend feels like part of the family.
Your friend never gets bored.
Your friend has enough privacy.
Your friend has the best food and overall experience.

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Pack for trip You're going on a trip. What's the first thing you pack?
Your favorite robe and slippers so you feel comfortable.
Running shoes so you can stay active.
Your journal so you can record all your thoughts.
Stationery and pens so you can write letters to your friends.

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Catch fireflies Ah, it's a warm summer night! What's your favorite thing to do?
Sit on the porch and watch the kids play.
Teach kids how to catch fireflies.
Lie on your back in the grass and gaze at the stars.
Invite the neighbors over to play guitar and sing.

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Baby shower It's time to go to a baby shower! What gift are you bringing for the little bundle of joy?
Handknit baby booties
A stroller
A baby book
Fancy outfits

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Sisters If your friends had to describe you, which word would they choose?
Talkative
Energetic
Dreamy
Elegant

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Give directions A stranger approaches you and asks for directions. What do you do?
Describe the best route to take with all the major landmarks.
Run to the nearest store to get them a map.
Offer to walk there with them.
Draw them a detailed map, including street names.

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Sports bar A dear friend is visiting your town. Which place are you most eager to show them?
The shopping mall
Your favorite sports bar
A national park
An art exhibit

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Arguement How do you respond when someone is rude to you?
Tell the person, "Honey, it's not your fault. You just didn't know any better."
Say, "I'm about to jerk a knot in your tail!"
Show sympathy because the person's clearly having a bad day.
Raise your eyebrow in silent judgment.

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Plate of peas What a calamity! You drop the bowl of peas at the Thanksgiving dinner! What now?
Rush to the kitchen and throw another veggie dish together.
Five second rule! Make a game out of who can scoop up the most peas.
Apologize and blame it on being so scatterbrained.
Immediately vacuum up the mess and serve cocktails.

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Job Interview You're at a job interview and the interviewer asks for your greatest strength. How do you respond?
Good with people
Self-motivated
Creative thinking
Organizational skills

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High schoolers Which of these high school superlatives is the best fit?
Biggest Gossip
Life of the Party
Most Environmentally Conscious
Most Courteous

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Elementary school kid What was your favorite elementary school subject?
Social Studies
Recess
English
Math

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Grocery checkout A cashier accidentally short changes you. What do you do?
Point out the mistake but keep the tone light.
You're in a rush, so you say nothing.
Let it slide this time. It was only a few cents.
Show the receipt to the cashier and explain how the math doesn't add up.

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Bathroom reading What kind of reading material do you keep in the powder room?
Celebrity news magazines
Comic strip collections
Brainteasers and puzzles
Home decoration magazines

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Dinner date Date night is coming up! What does your ideal date include?
A double date with your best friends
Dancing
A walk around town
A fancy restaurant

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Performing talent show Your community is having a talent show! What's your special act?
Magic tricks
Stand-up comedy
Ventriloquism
Singing

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Face painting What fun! Your town is throwing a carnival. Naturally, you volunteer to help with which attraction?
Kissing booth
Dunking booth
Ring toss
Face painting

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Friends summer Summer is great and all, but which part of summer could you live without?
Sweating over a hot stove
The mosquitoes
Sunburns
The oppressive heat

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