Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on June 29th, 2003, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Some of the maps seem identical but others point to vastly different patterns of language use across the continental US. Where is route pronounced root and where is it pronounced rowt? Does the “c” in grocery sound like “sss” or like “shh”? Do you say “vinegar and oil” or “oil and vinegar”? All of these questions answered and mapped via a dialect survey by a team of linguistics folks at Harvard University.

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