The Linguistic Divides of America


#1

Everyone knows that Americans don’t exactly agree on pronunciations.
Regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting as a dialect.
Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student in statistics at North Carolina State University, just published a group of awesome visualizations of Professor Bert Voux’s linguistic survey that looked at how Americans pronounce words. (via) detsl on /r/Linguistics

Read more: 22 Maps That Show The Deepest Linguistic Conflicts In America - Business Insider

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#2

Thanks, this is really interesting!


#3

Funny how only Texas knows the correct pronunciation of Bowie knife

I thought this one was interesting

A few states dont allow drive thru liquor sales so that probably messed this one up. If they had said drive thru beer stores they might have gotten a better response. We call em beer barns


#4

On the link it shows a link to the full 122-question survey


#5

Ha! I knew they’d have the soda vs. pop vs. cola vs. ??? divide in there somewhere.


#6

“Americans and British are one people separated only by a common language”


#7

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Funny how only Texas knows the correct pronunciation of Bowie knife

I thought this one was interesting

A few states dont allow drive thru liquor sales so that probably messed this one up. If they had said drive thru beer stores they might have gotten a better response. We call em beer barns
[/quote]I have seen them here as well as drive through gas stations where one can get liquor. Back when I was young there was on stuff thing as a gas station convenient store. You had mechanics and garages for minor repairs. Now adays I seldom see a man working in a gas station


#8

They forgot “ih”

As in the proper term, which is “pig sticker.”

:howler:


#9

The one about speaking to a group of people - what happened to “you’uns”?


#10

Texan should be the official language of the USA.


#11

No…not that! Anything but that!