I know i’m hood…what about you?

*** I’ve gotten this email before and never thought twice about being hood… b/c well i know i’m hood. lol But i forwarded this to a friend and she’s talking bout she got 39! I’ve never known anyone to score that low on this before. So i’m asking you, if you got a minute to take this little quiz and post your score in the comments. ***

1. You’ve ever used an album cover for a dustpan. (5 points)
2. If you’ve ever run a race barefoot in the middle of the street. 10 points)
3. You had a candy lady in your neighborhood.(5 + 5 extra points if your house was the candy lady)
4. If you ever had to pick your own switch or belt. 3 points for each)
5. If you have ever had to walk to school or walked home from school. (2 points)
6. If you have ever used dishwashing liquid for bubble bath. (5 points)
7. If you ever mixed Kool-Aid one glass at a time because you got tiredof other people drinking up the Kool-Aid you just made. (5 points)
8. If you have ever played any of the following games:hide and go seek, freeze, tag, Momma may I? or red light/green light. (2 points each)
9. If your neighborhood had an ice cream man. 2 points + 2 if he rang a bell)
10. If you refer to ‘Now and Later’ candies as ‘Nighladers’. 5 points)
11. If you’ve ever run from the police on foot. 5 points + 5 if you got away)
12. If you’ve ever had reusable bacon grease in a container on your stove. (5 points + 15 if you still do it)
13. The batteries in your remote control ever been held in by a piece of tape. (5 points)
14. If you have ever worn any of the following fragrances Brute, Hai Karate, Jean Nate, Old Spice, Chloe, English Leather, Stetson, Charlie, or Faberge. (1 point each)
15. You’ve ever used Tussy Deodorant. (5 points)
16. You’ve never been to the dentist. (15 points)
17. If you have a friend or family member whose nickname is one word saidtwice: dee-dee, fee-fee, man-man, Kay-Kay, lee-lee, ree-ree, ray-ray, nay-nay, tee-tee etc. (10 points)
18. You have ever paged yourself for any reason. (3 points)
19. You’ve ever worn house shoes outside of the house. (2 points)
20. You add ‘ED’ or ‘T’ to the end of words already in the past tense (e.g. Tooked, Light-Skinneded, kilt, ruint, etc.) (5 points)
21. You use ‘n’em to describe a certain group of people (for example Craig’n’em or Momma ‘n’em). (5 points)
22. You’ve ever driven on a donut more than 2 weeks after your flat. (5 points)
23. You have ever slept in a chair to avoid messing up your hair. (10 points)
24. You’ve ever left a social gathering with a plate. (2 points)
25. You can’t hold a glass because of the length of your nails. (5 points)
26. The gold teeth in your mouth spell words. (10 points)
27. You don’t have your own place but your child has a leather coat and a pair of Jordan ‘s. (15 points)
28. You constantly hit *69 and ask, ‘Did you just call here?’ (10 points)
29. You think Tupac is still alive. (20 points)
30. If you are going to have to use a calculator to add your points. (25points)

Now the totals…
0 – 50 points – I guess you were raised in the suburbs
51 – 75 points – Bonafide ex-hood
76 – 150 points – Spent a little time in the projects, huh?
150 points or more – Still there, huh?

Have a good Tuesday!!!

My answers are pink 😉


  1. I got a 75…only because I get 20 for thinking that Tupac is still alive…I know, a mess. But he’s the hood Elvis…

    and actually I am not hood…I’m country, lol.

  2. i got 75, too…only because i used a calculator to add up my score. the key is right – i am proudly ex-hood (although i can blend in pretty well if i need to)!

  3. I got an 82 but I’m co-signing with country Keli! lol What?! I’m from Arkansas for goodness sakes! LMAO!

    Number 16 made me stumble a bit. Never been to the dentist….wooooooooooow. lol

  4. I’m at 103 and I’m kind of surprised! In a good way!

    Tupac is all kinds of alive-and-well.

    Number 24 made me pee my pants a little. Whenever my family talks about it someone inevitably says, “You know how we do“.

  5. 46~ I guess you were raised in the suburbs
    … yes, yes i was!!!

    that damn bacon grease is what got it up so high… i still do it but now i put it in the refrigerator!

  6. I scored 100 points… I will leave a party with a nice size plate, and I will wear my houseshoes outside.

    Yes ma’am, I’ve spent some time in the hood! And I do still live there, lol.

  7. THANK GOODNESS!!! Somebody got a 46…I knew I was not the ONLY one P! I know Adrienne didn’t play cause she would have scored the 25…LOL
    Now…Run Tell Dat!

  8. I got 65. I’m a bona-fide ex-hood, but I’ve never lived in the hood – I lived in country. LOL

    I’ve never seen this circulating through email and I get tons.

  9. In an effort to save face I’mma go on ahead and LEAVE OUT my total score.

    Please believe however that I am hood as hell!!!


  10. @keli let the man RIP! lol
    @toni I feel ya @ blending in
    @adrienne… dont be scurred lol
    @cici… Dear mama was a good one. I need you to let him RIP though.
    @deltapurl… arent country and ghetto synonymous
    @argal *cringing* @ #16 too
    @sheneeds lol thanks for playing along
    @mocha FINALLY someone who’s proudly hood. lol
    @kamika lol @ WESTSIDE!
    @Carmell if you dont get rid of that bacon grease! lol
    @ladylee another hood chic! whoohoo lol
    @sew what… you’re the REASON for this post, be quiet suburbanite! lol
    @nelly knits… hey lady! thx for dropping by
    @cas… there is ALWAYS a good reason to run from the police!
    @ms. behaving… you can tell me.. i won’t tell anyone lol
    @freakydeaky… Barely?! smh
    @J…hey! thx for de-lurking 🙂

  11. i got 117 cause heck yeah tupac is still alive! don’t play!

    i think i should get 20pts cause my nickname is ke-ke.

    but you took it back with the candy lady, and the nahlaters…i was just up in the 99 cents store last week asking for some nahlaters…i couldn’t believe they was out!

    i can’t wait to have my mama take this…i know her behind is ghetto…hell she still live in the hood…with her gold sparkles and chandelier in her living room! yeap she say she ghetto fabulous…wit her fake toenails and all!

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