Quiz: Tell Us How Many of These Southern Things You’ve Done and We’ll Guess What State You Are From: HowStuffWorks
Tell Us How Many of These Southern Things You’ve Done and We’ll Guess What State You Are From
By: Teresa McGlothlin
6 Min Quiz
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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?
Have you been "lightnin' bug huntin'" since you were a kid?
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Have you ever ordered anything smothered, covered and peppered?
If we looked in your fridge, would we find any leftovers in old butter containers?
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Have you boosted your luck by eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day?
Can you say that you've sarcastically uttered the words "bless your heart"?
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How many times have you been to a homecoming game?
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Can you add calling it a "commode" to your list of Southern things?
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Have you ordered a Coke, even though you know there's only Pepsi on the menu?
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When was the last time you purchased flowers for Decoration Day?
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Have you ever added a few colorful bottles to a bottle tree?
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Have you tried your luck at deep frying a turkey yet?
Share your expertise! What's the best way to brew sweet tea?
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Did you grow up calling it supper or dinner?
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Do you send a thank you card when you get a gift?
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Where have you hung your "live, laugh, love" sign?
Is it pronounced "caramel" or "carmel"?
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What's the longest you've waited in the Cook Out drive-thru lane?
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Have you been "madder than a wet hen"?
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Have you ever taken deviled eggs to a potluck?
Can you recall tasting honeysuckle right off the vine?
Is it true or false that you've put coleslaw on top of your barbecue sandwich?
Are you guilty of having a 20-minute conversation with someone at the gas station?
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What's the best way to warm up at a tailgate party?
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Shrimp or cheese? What goes on your grits?
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How many seersuckers are there in your closet?
Did you say hello to any strangers this week?
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Have you ever gone swimming at the local fishing hole?
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Have you ever needed a step ladder to get into someone's truck?
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