22 Maps: How Americans Speak Differently [Pic+]

Submitted by: thenedman 3 years ago in Misc

There is certainly a lot of diversity even in the way you speak
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Male 7,758
davymid-That`s the equivalent of going to a restaurant and ordering a coffee, only to be met with the response, "Sure! What kind of coffee would you like? Coffee, iced coffee, tea, iced tea, hot chocolate or a milkshake?"




Any questions?
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Male 4,746
That map carries across the boarder as well. I`m not far from Toronto and we call them "crayfish".
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Male 770
in Texas we use "Fixin` to" as a verb. e.g. "i`m fixin` to go to the store. wanna go?" its ingrained in us as kids; texas-native professors at colleges use it too.
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Female 1,163
Haha!!! My husband is originally from Texas and I always give him a hard time with how he says certain words. LOL! He is a good sport for putting up with me though:)
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Male 12,138
[quote]@richanddead It`s `coke`, and can refer to any type of soft drink.[/quote]
No. No it`s not. I`m sorry, that`s deeply retarded.

That`s the equivalent of going to a restaurant and ordering a coffee, only to be met with the response, "Sure! What kind of coffee would you like? Coffee, iced coffee, tea, iced tea, hot chocolate or a milkshake?" For f*ck sake.
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Male 3,463
"Been" is wrong for my state.
And #7, I say "yins".
#8, I say mayo-naze.
I`m in the no-mans land for sub/hoagie. I use both, but I tend to refer to hoagies as hot subs.

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Male 642
funny how I earlier suggested the WHOLE 120+ maps from the original website and it was declined as a duplicate... well here it goes: Link!
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Male 7,758



THIS, is a `Mudbug`. Not `cray` or `craw` or ANY kind of `fish`.

@richanddead It`s `coke`, and can refer to any type of soft drink.
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Female 232
Interesting - I always thought all Americans said "soda", and all Canadians said "pop". I feel enlightened!
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Female 1,803
looks like only Louisiana calls a sub a "poboy". thought it was a southern thing but guess it`s very specific.
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Male 22
I`d like to see the demographics for these:
often (offun or oftun )
esplanade (esplanade or esplanahd)
almond (almund or ahmund)
aunty (anty or ahnty)
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Female 2,228
Or rather I should say the New Englanders like to add Rs at the end of words ending in "A", so we get the famous Kennedyesque "Cubar" and words like "Pizzar" added to the lexicon. :-)
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Female 2,228
BLASPHEMY! It`s "Pop", because the drink pops and fizzes. ;-) Although funny story, I once heard of a Yankee who became a waiter down south and once he innocently asked a southern family`s daughter if she`d like a "pop" with her meal. Her father became irate and exploded at the poor boy for asking her something so improper! "Pop" being slang for...well you can figure it out.

When it comes to words though around my neck of the woods I have heard the apocryphal "Warsh" every now and again. We Midweseterners like our Rs and we even put them in places they don`t belong sometimes! Unlike the New Englanders who seem to go out of their way to avoid that particular letter-"Pahk the Cah at Bostan Gahdens..."
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Male 4,079
@honkeylips: No more people say soda and it was used a hundred years earlier, its soda.

But to your statement "Soda is a misnomer based on the idea that they put baking soda in the pop." They put sodium bicarbonate in water to make a chemical imitation of sparkling water in 1809 called "soda water" and then began adding flavoring like lime to the soda water to cover any bitter chemical taste before they had access to Quinine. This was the first true soda and called "Citrus Soda." "Pop" is a mid-nineteenth century slang term reflecting the popping noise soda made.

Its soda, more people say it and it was the original term. Yes, its true sodium bicarbonate is no longer added to soda because it tastes like crap, but it was the bases for which the original name was formed. Just as Coca-cola no longer has cocaine in it, yet it was the basis for the name. Coca-cola didn`t change it`s name and neither did Soda.

...its soda..
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Male 2,376
wierd washington says crawfish but here in BC we say crayfish. although after watchung so much swamp people im starting to like crawdad and using it..

and no its is not soda.. soda is such a wimpy word.. its pop, i could sure go for a cold pop, so i guess you united statians don`t know what a road pop is? road pop is a beer your taking with on the road.. road soda just doesn`t work.
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Male 38,502

and the real rednecks say "soda pop" like this

soe-dee pahp
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Male 965
Yeah I can agree with most of this. I`m from south Texas originally, right on the Gulf of Mexico and now I live in Washington state - a lot of differences here. I still chuckle a bit when people say `pop`. It`s just coke or soda to me.
Also..."the devil is beating his wife"? What the hell, who says that?
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Male 1,586
I always find these linguistic differences very interesting. Also it is pop not soda. Soda is a misnomer based on the idea that they put baking soda in the pop.
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Male 14,835
Korean lobster
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Male 4,079
Lol Baltimore and Texas are the only ones who say "boo" in bowie knife, I definitely do.

AND IT IS SODA! SODA! SODA! NOT POP, DON`T YOU DARE SAY THAT!

Coke is acceptable if its referencing a Coca-cola.
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Male 307
Link: 22 Maps: How Americans Speak Differently [Pic+] [Rate Link] - There is certainly a lot of diversity even in the way you speak
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