Language Differences Across America

Somehow I missed this great article, posted a month ago at Business Insider: 22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other. A PhD student posted maps showing the different pronunciations and word usages across America.

Of course, I compared my pronunciation to where I’m from and subsequent areas I’ve lived in. The conclusion: I’m a Pennsylvania girl through and through. That’s where I first learned to speak English. A few notable exceptions in my English didn’t conform with the Pennsylvania standard, though:

Do you conform to the pronunciation and vocabulary in the area you’re from?


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