Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Drink from the Bubbler, and other ways I know I'm from Wisconsin...

Growing up in Wisconsin, the thing you all call water
fountains or drinking fountains, I called a "bubbler." I had no idea just how peculiar this was until a friend sent me this wonderful and colorful way to display linguistic differences in the United States: 22 Maps that Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently from Each Other

Turns out this linguistic peculiarity is found only in Wisconsin and Rhode Island, of all places.

As I looked at the other maps, I realized many other things that indeed I say so differently from the people around me here in New Jersey. I'm sure a lot of these things will water down over time (no pun intended).