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"22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other"
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Love these maps. Bubbler is so right in RI and I never knew it was called that anywhere else. However I think they got the one about the subs wrong. I still call those sandwhiches a grinder. I went to Texas once and ask for a grinder and I still think the guy there is laughing at me to this day. Its really is great to see the difference though even though this is one country with many different backgrounds.
These 22 maps are a great representation of how linguistically different the United States truly is. Depending where you are from I the US shows how you say something differently. For example, in the Northeast and South, people pronounce the word caramel in two words, "cara and mel" and in the west and west coast it is pronounced " car-mel". Even the word crayon is pronounced differently depending where you live.
Roads? Religion? Accent? Food? Which factor dictates where the North ends?
This is a great intellectual expercise to help student think about regions and how we define them. The article can help also inform some of their thinking since one of the main problems for students in drawing regional boundaries is a lack of place-based knowledge.
Tags: regions, USA.
Borders... the first thing I think of was a giant bookstore near my hometown... it now ceases to exist, having been replaced by Barnes and Nobel... As for the political organization of space, I could apply this situation and laugh. Borders will cease to be, and they will be called after people's last names! I think this has already happened, when people unite together in countries such as the USA- although borders are specific, the general federal laws and many policies still apply in all states... generally. And people's names are often the namesakes of places. I don't like the idea of borders, though, it seems like a bunch of warmongers trying to get ahead in a world where they can't truly cheat death, so they cheat other people of land that may have been decreed in ancient documents as property of their ancestors, or even in accordance with the righteousness of the universe and what should be alloted to whom. Ownership is a concept of denial, because no one can truly own anything, not even our bodies, which contain trillions of infinite universes the size of the large one around us that we commonly refer to. Borders are relative, and will likely become recognized as obsolete. I know this was abstract, but it's my thoughts on the topic.