Thursday, June 06, 2013


Business Insider had one of those fun maps showing how folks around the country pronounce things differently.  Nothing new, but it's in a fun form. The full survey, which is few years old, is here.

This is an oversimplified version.  For example, the red lightens in NH on the word for soda/pop/soft drink/coke choice because a few people still say "tonic."  A lot still did when I was a boy.  Actually "TAH-nic" would be closer.

1 comment:

Texan99 said...

I saw this linked somewhere and came right over in perfect confidence that you'd noticed it too: right up your alley.

Houston is in a kind of ambiguous area, without much preference on many of the pronunciations. I would never say "car-mel," though.