Listener Responses: Favorite Regionalisms

Monday, February 06, 2012

Next month, the final volume of the Dictionary of American Regional English will be released. A project initially undertaken in the 1950s by linguist Federic Cassidy, the goal was to record all the words and phrases that are unique to specific parts of the U.S. Listeners responded with their favorite regionalisms.

Produced by:

Jay Cowit

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Richard White

"Side by each" - RI ism
Tonic / soda / pop (Boston / elsewhere / Ohio, Michigan)
Frappe / milk shake (New England, elsewhere)
Ice cream - "Vanilla Fudge" seems unknown hereabouts - "Chocolate swirl" instead

Feb. 06 2012 08:40 AM

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