The New York Times recently put together a quiz from national survey data about regional dialect. The quiz asks questions about word use and pronunciation, and can map what areas you speak most and least like. Below, you can see the map from WATS Staffer Eric Bombery, who (we really don't need the map for this) is obviously from the Grand Rapids area.
Some sample questions from the quiz include:
- How would you address a group of two or more people?
- What do you call the thing from which you might drink water in a school?
- Do you call the sweet spread that is put on a cake frosting or icing?