How do you say...

Check it out: The Atlantic has created this great video that pairs dialect maps of the United States with audio of people saying the words in question. Just watch -- it'll all make sense.

It's interesting watching the different parts of the country light up with different words. And it highlights a few of the ways this part of the country uses different words. Example: sun shower. (Also: Do people around here really use the word "shrimp" for pill bugs?)

[via Kottke]

Earlier on AOA:
+ What do you mean you say it like that?
+ An Albany dialect?

Comments

Very cool. I knew the coke, pop, soda thing, but never realized there were so many others.

I've lived in California and the South, and my parents were raised in Buffalo and Boston, so I have a very interesting way of speaking. I do call it a pop, a casket, the BART, a freeway and the devil is beating his wife!

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