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Old 06-06-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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This interesting map series from North Carolina State U shows a series of maps that illustrate different word usage

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

Some of my favorites:
how do you say mayonnaise?

pa-jah-mas or pa--jam-as?

pee-KAHN pie or PEE-can pie?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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This interesting map series from North Carolina State U shows a series of maps that illustrate different word usage

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

Some of my favorites:
how do you say mayonnaise?

pa-jah-mas or pa--jam-as?

pee-KAHN pie or PEE-can pie?
Everything was accurate for me in the New York metro area. What was interesting was the often strong divide between north and south Jersey - the New York and Philadelphia influenced areas do have pronunciation barriers for such a small state, where everyone can honestly say they are close to both cities no matter where they live within NJ.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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Pretty accurate lol.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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This interesting map series from North Carolina State U shows a series of maps that illustrate different word usage

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

Some of my favorites:
how do you say mayonnaise?

pa-jah-mas or pa--jam-as?

pee-KAHN pie or PEE-can pie?
Where is the list of the words? I don't see it.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Interesting that Milwaukee seems to have more in common with Boston than the rest of the Midwest (Bubbler, soda, culler, sneakers, Yard sale, etc.)
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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Interesting that Milwaukee seems to have more in common with Boston than the rest of the Midwest (Bubbler, soda, sneakers, Yard sale, etc.)
I think you have it backwards in the south it is called Yard sale in the north it is called Garage sale or lawn sale.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:47 PM
 
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Thanks! Very interesting.
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:40 AM
 
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Some of the things commonly said in CT were not well represented. We call yard sales "tag sales" and sub-style sandwiches "grinders"
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Battle Creek, MI
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Interesting ones such as Pajamas.. Was in the red zone and now blue.. Never really picked up on it but never really payed attention either. Ofcourse now i will listen for it.
Pop/soda/coke is another. I remember back when hearing some from Philly call it pop vs soda. Pop is most widely used here vs soda back east.

LOL @ Subs vs Hoagies. I just now say that a real sub is made in Philly and called a Hoagie.
WOW.. Never noticed the drinking vs water fountain thing either. I say water fountain naturally.
Sneakers vs tennis shoes is spot on.
The freeway thing i think has been making it's way east. Notice more people in this area using the term.
I am from Philly and never heard sunshower? And lol at AL/MS..
Was in VAB for a few months and never heard anyone call it a brew thru.. They had a nick name for them but that wasn't it.
Instead of Mary they should have used Maryland for a better example of how people say it ( Maryland vs merland, etc ) differently. People in Maryland will understand this one.
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