Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lexical Cartography

This is fun — 22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other. I'm a good fit to the place I live in, even though I carry a few different features from 60 miles to the west where I was raised, and even one or two (like "tennis shoes" I learned as a toddler, rather than the local "sneakers") from the 400 miles further west whence I was born.

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Blogger Andrew said...

I sent this my friends. Thanks!

June 6, 2013 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Enbrethiliel said...


Fun visual! Thanks. =)

PS -- I know I'm not American, but I was raised to say "rubber shoes." =P

June 7, 2013 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Great stuff. Here's a fun video about the patois of the Outer Banks:

And here's something more lcoal (for me at least) [Warning, some strong language]:

June 8, 2013 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

Thanks, Pints!

Went to OBX a few weeks back. One of the weirdest accents I've ever heard.

Great stuff from your neighborhood as well. Buffalo, too, has neighborhood accents, and they're largely ethnic.

June 8, 2013 at 10:08 PM  

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