Tell Us How Many of These Southern Things You’ve Done and We’ll Guess What State You Are From
By: Teresa McGlothlin
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About This Quiz
No other part of the United States is more interesting or unique than the South! It's steeped in history and tradition, and it's impossible to grow up there without taking on some of a Southern state's traits. By the time you finish telling us about all the Southern things you have and have not done, we'll be able to figure out which of the area's states you call home.
If you've never ended an evening at Waffle House or Cook Out, there's a good chance that you won't cross many of these stereotypically Southern things off your list. But if you've found yourself sweating over a plate of hot chicken, you'll probably be able to tick all of the boxes. No matter how many things you have or haven't done, your answers are sure to give away the Southern state that helped shape the person you are.
Do you have a jar set aside for chasing lightning bugs? Do you have a recipe for deviled eggs? Tell us about every Southern thing you've done during your life, and your home state will be as clear as a jar of sweet tea sitting in the sun. Will we get it right, or will we need to head down South and polish our manners? Let's find out!
Do you raid the milk and bread aisle when there's snow in the forecast?
I keep enough supplies at home to last until spring.
No, but I make sure to get extra toilet paper.
It's the first thing I do! You have to beat everyone else.
It's usually just hype. I go home to stay off the roads.
Have you been "lightnin' bug huntin'" since you were a kid?
It's not right to catch little bugs like that.
Ugh ... I'm not touching a bug.
It has been far too long since I took a jar and went outside.
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Have you ever ordered anything smothered, covered and peppered?
What are you talking about?
That's the only order to place at Waffle House.
If we looked in your fridge, would we find any leftovers in old butter containers?
No, but you'll find some takeout boxes.
I have quite a collection of them!
I prefer to use Tupperware.
I save those for sending leftovers home with other people.
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Have you boosted your luck by eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day?
I eat sauerkraut for that!
I always have greens on New Year's Day.
Can you say that you've sarcastically uttered the words "bless your heart"?
I can't help but roll my eyes instead.
When I say that, I mean it.
Is there any other way to say it?
It's like every other phrase out of my mouth.
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How many times have you been to a homecoming game?
One every year of my life
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Can you add calling it a "commode" to your list of Southern things?
What else are you supposed to call it?
I call it the "powder room."
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Have you ordered a Coke, even though you know there's only Pepsi on the menu?
I order Coke when I want a Sprite.
I always order Diet Coke.
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When was the last time you purchased flowers for Decoration Day?
I haven't done that since I was a kid.
I should remember to do that next year.
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Have you ever added a few colorful bottles to a bottle tree?
I've added a few to the recycling bin.
I would love to have a bottle tree.
I love the way my bottle tree looks in the sun.
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Have you tried your luck at deep frying a turkey yet?
I'm not trying to have a heart attack!
My deep-fried turkeys are legendary!
No, but I've eaten them. Delicious!
I really need to get a turkey fryer.
Share your expertise! What's the best way to brew sweet tea?
Get some Mickey D.'s from the store.
You have to let it steep in the sun.
You have to make a simple syrup.
I'm a bigger fan of lemonade.
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Did you grow up calling it supper or dinner?
We called it supper at grandma's house.
I still say supper at my house.
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Do you send a thank you card when you get a gift?
I used to do that, but I just send a message now.
I've never been that nice.
It's the proper way to say thank you.
I just say thanks and give them a hug.
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Where have you hung your "live, laugh, love" sign?
They're too rustic for me.
My bathroom could use one of those!
Is it pronounced "caramel" or "carmel"?
You spell it the first way and say it the second way.
It's "carmel" and ain't nobody gonna change my mind!
I have no idea what you're talking about.
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What's the longest you've waited in the Cook Out drive-thru lane?
It wasn't very long. They're really fast there.
There's a restaurant called Cook Out?
I've waited for over 30 minutes. Totally worth it!
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Have you been "madder than a wet hen"?
No, but I've been so mad I could have spit!
I've been mad enough to throw a hissy fit.
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Have you ever taken deviled eggs to a potluck?
No, but they are the first thing I seek out!
You shouldn't take things that have mayo in them.
Can you recall tasting honeysuckle right off the vine?
No, but I remember picking wild raspberries.
I loved picking honeysuckle as a kid!
There are too many bees hiding in those flowers.
I liked dandelion greens more.
Is it true or false that you've put coleslaw on top of your barbecue sandwich?
True! It's the only way to eat it.
False! But I do put it on the side.
False! I eat coleslaw like it's the main course.
False! I throw it in the trash.
Are you guilty of having a 20-minute conversation with someone at the gas station?
Why, sure! You catch up when you can.
I'm always in too much of a hurry.
No, but grocery store aisles are perfect for gossip!
The post office is the best place to reunite.
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What's the best way to warm up at a tailgate party?
Wear layers and bring blankets
There's enough team spirit to keep you warm.
I've never been tailgating, but I would sit in the car to keep warm.
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Shrimp or cheese? What goes on your grits?
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How many seersuckers are there in your closet?
None, but I have a few moo moos.
I have a few well-fitting cotton dresses instead.
Did you say hello to any strangers this week?
I said hello to many strangers this week.
It's too dangerous to talk to strangers these days.
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Have you ever gone swimming at the local fishing hole?
I only swim in the ocean.
I did that when I was a kid.
There are too many alligators for that!
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Have you ever needed a step ladder to get into someone's truck?
That describes my ride to prom!
I used the Nerf bars instead.
No, but I've been to a monster truck rally.
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Can you say you've ever ordered hot chicken?
I put hot sauce on everything!
I've heard good things about it.
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