Daily Archives: January 2, 2014

Words tell where you are from

regional_wordsThis article appeared in the January 1, 2014 issue of the Berthoud (Colo) Weekly Surveyor

My first exposure to people from different areas of the United States happened in 1963 when I joined the Air Force.

What a revelation for an eighteen-year-old with no travel experience.

I soon learned that people from Texas sound different that people from Pennsylvania.

I also discovered that different regions of the U.S have different names for some items.

This all came back to me this week when I was surfing—wasting time–on Facebook.

I discovered a quiz that can tell where you grew up from your answers to some simple questions. Go to http://tinyurl.com/mu6abgl to see if this NY Times test can decide where you are from.

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