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Where Y’all From? Take This Quiz And Find Out

I took this Dialect Quiz on the New York Times site yesterday. It promises to tell you where you’re from. I answered all the questions. Know what it said the top three cities I’m most likely to be from are?

1. Baton Rouge

2. New Orleans

3. Jackson, Ms.

Son of a gun! My wife, who is from Dallas, took it too. It said her top three cities were:

1. Dallas

2. Fort Worth

3. Shreveport

You take it, and tell us how accurate the thing was. My 14-year-old took it, and it said he was from the Internet, basically. Which is true.

It said the cities I’m least likely to be from are Salt Lake City, Spokane, and Worcester, Mass.

Funnily enough, when I took it a second time, it subbed out Mobile, Alabama, for Jackson, Mississippi. Not sure why, but I noticed a couple of the questions were different. Also, it said my least-likely cities were Minneapolis-St. Paul, Salt Lake City, and Des Moines. 

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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