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29th May 2012

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talesofacollegenothing:

theatlantic:

The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture

One of the clearest regional differences in the U.S. can found by tracking the words people use to refer to soft drinks, which is in fact the map you saw at the top of this story. Pop or soda, or even Coke, these small linguistic differences are not as small as we might think. While “soda” commands the Northeast and West Coast (green) and “pop” is in between (black), “Coke” reigns in the south (turquoise). These small distinctions can often act as touchstones for larger cultural differences.
Read more. [Image: Samuel Arbesman]


Completely true. I have heard this conversation at a restaurant before:
“What do you want to drink?”
“A Coke”
“What kind?”
“Dr. Pepper”
Goodness, I love the South sometimes… 

It was quite weird growing up in Eastern Pennsylvania always hearing soda, and then going to college in Western Pennsylvania always hearing pop >.>; Other common differences include:
vacuum vs sweeper
you all vs. y’all vs. yins vs. youse
pizza vs pie
sandwich vs. sub vs. hoagie
spicket vs spigot vs faucet
aaaand et cetera ^w^

talesofacollegenothing:

theatlantic:

The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture

One of the clearest regional differences in the U.S. can found by tracking the words people use to refer to soft drinks, which is in fact the map you saw at the top of this story. Pop or soda, or even Coke, these small linguistic differences are not as small as we might think. While “soda” commands the Northeast and West Coast (green) and “pop” is in between (black), “Coke” reigns in the south (turquoise). These small distinctions can often act as touchstones for larger cultural differences.

Read more. [Image: Samuel Arbesman]

Completely true. I have heard this conversation at a restaurant before:

“What do you want to drink?”

“A Coke”

“What kind?”

“Dr. Pepper”

Goodness, I love the South sometimes… 

It was quite weird growing up in Eastern Pennsylvania always hearing soda, and then going to college in Western Pennsylvania always hearing pop >.>; Other common differences include:

vacuum vs sweeper

you all vs. y’all vs. yins vs. youse

pizza vs pie

sandwich vs. sub vs. hoagie

spicket vs spigot vs faucet

aaaand et cetera ^w^

Tagged: Americalnguisticswordsdialectsaccentsslangsodapopcoke

Source: theatlanticcities.com

22nd March 2012

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My true love

thinks that the Backstreet Boys are better than N’Sync XDDD

#2fab4you

Tagged: I'm just kiddingbut really they arelovemusicpopBackstreet Boys

18th March 2012

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One Direction - One Thing

Oh my, why haven’t I ever listened to One Direction and WHY AM I SO GAY?! XDD

Tagged: musicOne Directionpop