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Maps That Accurately Show How Americans Speak English Differently From One Other

Maps That Accurately Show How Americans Speak English Differently From One Other

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?

pronounce-crayfish

    The Pronunciation of Delicious Goodness Found On Your Ice Cream or Coffee

    pronounce-caramel

      The North Has a Canadian Accent

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      pronounce-been

        Oddly, Two Places Call it a “Boo-wie” Knife

        bowie-knife

          For the Sake of the Kids. Agree On How to Pronounce Crayon

          pronounce-crayon

            In the North You Will Pronounce Your Lawyer as “Loyer”

            pronounce-lawyer

              The South Loves Their Slaw

              pronounce-coleslaw

                The Largest Divide In America

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                this-is-the-deepest-and-most-obvious-linguistic-divide-in-america-its-also-an-example-of-how-everyone-in-south-florida-pronounce

                  Let’s Just All Call it Miracle Whip

                  pronounce-mayonnaise

                    Divided Over What We Wear to Bed

                    pronounce-pajamas

                      Everyone Pronounces Pecan Pie Differently

                      pecan-pie-pronounce

                        Order Your Drink Properly or You Might Get a Weird Look

                        soft-drinks-name

                          What Do You Call Traffic Circles

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                          name-traffic-circles

                            Most of Us Enjoy “Sir-Up” On Our Pancakes

                            pronounce-syrup

                              Philadelphia Likes to Invent Their Own Words

                              subs-name

                                What is a “Blubber”?

                                drink-water-from-in-school

                                  Grab My What for a Run?

                                  tennis-shoes-pronounce

                                    The West Drives On Freeways. The Rest Like to Drive on Highways

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                                    expressway-name

                                      What Do You Call it When It Rains and the Sun is Out?

                                      rain-and-sun

                                        Where is “The City”?

                                        new-york-the-city

                                          Welcome to the Liquor Drive-Thru. What Can We Get You?

                                          drive-thru-liquor-store

                                            Mary is Merry Now That She is Married

                                            pronounce-marry

                                              Featured photo credit: Joshua Katz via static5.businessinsider.com

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                                              Last Updated on October 18, 2018

                                              50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                              50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                              Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                                              It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                                              It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                                              Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                                              Quotes for self-assurance

                                              1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                                                2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                                                  3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                                                    4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                                      5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                                        6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                                          Quotes about positivity

                                                          7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                                            8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                                              9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                                                10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                                                  11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                                                    12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                                      13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                                        Quotes for work and success

                                                                        14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                                          15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                                            16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                                              17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                                                18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                                                  19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                                                    20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                                      21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                                        22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                                          23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                                            24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                                              25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                                                26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                                                  27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                                                    28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                                      29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                                        30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                                          31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                                            32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                                              33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                                                34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                                                  35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                                                    36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                                      37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                                        38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                                          39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                                            40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                                              41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                                                42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                                                  43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                                                    44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                                      45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

                                                                                                                                        Quotes about money

                                                                                                                                        46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                                          47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                                            48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                                              49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                                                50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                                                  51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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