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‘Soda, pop, or coke’ and more


If you thought the “soda, pop, or coke” map was interesting, you owe it to yourself to check out “Beyond ‘Soda, Pop, or Coke,‘” a project by Joshua Katz at North Carolina State University.

Katz has compiled oodles of statistics on regional dialects and differences across the US and provided maps for each breakdown. Most interesting are the 122 questions about pronunciation and usage, with a map illustrating the answers for each. A few examples, with my take on each (I lived most of my life in Oklahoma City):

I leave it do you to explore this fascinating study and its many maps and breakdowns.

As to the question in the map above, I’ve always referred to “tp’ing” houses. And might have even done it once or twice …



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