The beauty of America can be found its united diversity. America is a united country with many differences, especially when it comes to pronouncing words. The meaning and pronunciation of words vary by region, city, state or other geographical factors, but that is what makes American English interesting.
Joshua Katz, NC State University PhD student, has mapped out linguist difference in 22 areas, but there are far more than just these 22.
What Do You Call the Miniature Lobsters Found in Streams and Lakes?
The Pronunciation of Delicious Goodness Found On Your Ice Cream or Coffee
The North Has a Canadian Accent
Oddly, Two Places Call it a “Boo-wie” Knife
For the Sake of the Kids. Agree On How to Pronounce Crayon
In the North You Will Pronounce Your Lawyer as “Loyer”
The South Loves Their Slaw
The Largest Divide In America
Let’s Just All Call it Miracle Whip
Divided Over What We Wear to Bed
Everyone Pronounces Pecan Pie Differently
Order Your Drink Properly or You Might Get a Weird Look
What Do You Call Traffic Circles
Most of Us Enjoy “Sir-Up” On Our Pancakes
Philadelphia Likes to Invent Their Own Words
What is a “Blubber”?
Grab My What for a Run?
The West Drives On Freeways. The Rest Like to Drive on Highways
What Do You Call it When It Rains and the Sun is Out?
Where is “The City”?
Welcome to the Liquor Drive-Thru. What Can We Get You?
Mary is Merry Now That She is Married
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