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winniewoo AKA Fluffy Bunny of Terror

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winniewoo AKA Fluffy Bunny of Terror's Life List

    35 entries . 51 cheers
    8 people
  2. 2. restore politeness, refinement, tact and other old-fashioned niceties
    7 entries . 29 cheers
    61 people
  3. 3. Share quotes and/or sayings.
    38 entries . 10 cheers
    7 people
  4. 4. Spend more time near the ocean
    4 entries . 15 cheers
    8 people
  5. 5. dress like a hot librarian but still think like a geek
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    2 people
  6. 6. List 25 things that prove that the universe has a sense of humor
    3 entries . 12 cheers
    13 people
  7. 7. make a difference in someone's life/make a difference in the world
    3 entries . 9 cheers
    43 people
  8. 8. Frolic, romp & gambol around in a lush green meadow
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    2 people
  9. 9. keep my sense of wonder
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    19 people
  10. 10. Get a PHR certification from SHRM
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  11. 11. become fluent in Spanish
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    2,518 people
  12. 12. research my genealogy
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    216 people
  13. 13. Underpromise and Overdeliver
    1 entry . 18 cheers
    104 people
  14. 14. Reduce my ecological footprint
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    364 people
  15. 15. do something outside my comfort zone each day
    2 entries . 18 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. Fall in love
    4 entries . 14 cheers
    27,212 people
  17. 17. list song lyrics that I like
    8 entries . 4 cheers
    5 people
  18. 18. post randomly
    11 entries . 2 cheers
    103 people
  19. 19. rid 43 Things, and the world in general, of spite and malice
    4 cheers
    1 person
  20. 20. experience new things
    4 entries . 8 cheers
    27 people
  21. 21. celebrate my Southernness
    6 team members . 3 entries . 5 cheers
    5 people
  22. 22. live simply
    2 cheers
    3,222 people
  23. 23. kick the economic crisis in the canoogies by doing at least one NEW AND FULFILLING (and quite possibly thrifty and frugal) thing in April, May, and June!
    15 team members . 2 cheers
    4 people
  24. 24. Have everyone accept actual responsibility for their own actions.
    1 entry
    1 person
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Have everyone accept actual responsibility for their own actions.
Have everyone accept actual responsibility for their own actions.

You make a mess of something? Clean it up. You screw up? Pay the price, make amends and learn from it (Oh, and it goes without saying… Don’t do it again). Something go wrong? Well, what could YOU have done to prevent it? We all have a part in any situation. If people keep trying to tell you the same thing, again and again, try to listen. Really listen. They may have a point.
It is a wonderful and beautiful thing to believe in one’s self, but please be sure to run a self check. Because no person is perfect. We all have a lot to learn and if we don’t listen or take responsibility, then we run the risk of barging ahead towards ruin.

celebrate my Southernness (read all 3 entries…)
73% (Dixie). That is a pretty strong Southern score!

Yankee or Dixie?

Who knew I was what I was? Anyhoo…

Check on your dialect and see if you might have crossed over to the “other side”! Simply click on the correct answer. As you go, the quiz will automatically interpret each answer to show you what your answer implies about you. When you are done, press Compute My Score. Your score will be calculated as a percentage: 0% is pure Yankee and 100% is pure Dixie.
Do not change your answer during the test as it will ruin the score. You may do this after scoring is calculated to see the other answers.
If you make a mistake, hit Clear below to restart the test!
I regret that I do not have time to entertain discussions about this test or negotiate changes. It is provided strictly as-is and for entertainment purposes only.
Be aware that television entertainment has a lot of northern dialect in it. This will have more of an influence on you than you expect.
This test is based on results from the Harvard Computer Society Dialect Survey of 30788 respondents.

Share quotes and/or sayings. (read all 38 entries…)
Doesn't know sh!# from Shinola

Doesn’t know sh!# from Shinola


Possessing poor judgment or knowledge.


Shinola was a brand of shoe polish previously manufactured in the USA. The alliteration and the fact that the two commodities in the phrase could possibly be confused is the derivation. The distinction is well made; only one of them would be good to apply to your shoes and only particularly dim people could be expected to muddle them up. Of course, outside America, most people don’t know Shinola from anything at all, as they’ve never heard of it. Even in America it would probably not be widely remembered but for this phrase.

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