Archive for Regionalisms

Ed is not the only Anglophile here.

For musings by an American linguist now living and teaching in Sussex on the differences between American and British English, an entertaining blog (with equally entertaining comments) is at¬†Separated By a Common Language, written by the entertainingly-pseudonymed Lynneguist.¬† I may pull interesting things from her archives in the future for further examination, but for now, […]

Dialect quiz and excellent parody thereof

In 2013, the New York Times provided an interactive dialect quiz/map that asked you a bunch of questions about what you call things, and then said where it thought you were from. I’ve seen dialect surveys and maps before, but I hadn’t previously seen one that figures out where you’re from based on your choices. […]