Quiz: Who Said It, Real Housewife Ramona Singer or Fake Youngster Ramona Quimby?

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When we say "Ramona," who do you think of — the spunky tomboy from Beverly Cleary's young-adult novels, or the shit-stirring socialite from The Real Housewives of New York City? The answer probably depends on your age (or the amount of pinot grigio in your bloodstream), but the two ladies have more in common than you might think. Both balance outrageous antics with moments of real poignancy, and with the release on Tuesday of her new memoir Life on the Ramona Coaster, Ramona Singer is finally joining Ramona Quimby on bookshelves everywhere. We couldn’t help but ask ourselves, then: If presented with quotes from Cleary’s timeless books and Singer’s memoir, would we be able to differentiate between the two outspoken and fearless females? It might be more difficult than you think.



Which Ramona said it?

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“I am too a Merry Sunshine.”

Quimby

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“I tell myself that I can handle this. After all, it’s just hair. It will grow back … eventually.”

Singer

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“I think Chevrolet is the most beautiful name in the world.”

Quimby

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“This is my party! They’re supposed to eat the refreshments!”

Quimby

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“I just have an overactive imagination, which does come in handy. It makes the fun parts funner, and it makes the scary parts scarier. And frankly, it’s good to scare yourself once in a while.”

Quimby

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“I am not acting like a wounded tiger.”

Quimby

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“I wanted to be entertaining, so I pushed the envelope of being a little over the top.”

Singer

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“I was hurt that she didn’t invite me, partly because I felt like she was acting like she hasn’t done it intentionally to hurt my feelings when it seemed obvious to me that she had.”

Singer

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“Who pays teachers?”

Quimby

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“He drones on, and on, and on. I’m not even listening to the words coming out of his mouth.”

Singer

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“But I wasn’t showing off that day. How could I be showing off when I was doing what everyone else was doing?”

Quimby

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“I can’t remember the name, but it sounds like a fairy tale and has camels.”

Quimby

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“I’m Ramotional. There is nothing wishy-washy about me.”

Singer

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“’Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring … except me.”

Singer

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“The difference is that I actually did do my homework; I just don’t want to sound like I’m bragging about my creations.”

Singer

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