Tag Archive: Language


How Y’all, Youse And You Guys Talk

 

 

 

 

 

” What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? Answer all the questions below to see your personal dialect map.

  Most of the questions used in this quiz are based on those in the Harvard Dialect Survey, a linguistics project begun in 2002 by Bert Vaux and Scott Golder. The original questions and results for that survey can be found on Dr. Vaux’s current website.

  The data for the quiz and maps shown here come from over 350,000 survey responses collected from August to October 2013 by Josh Katz, a graphics editor for the New York Times who developed this quiz. The colors on the large heat map correspond to the probability that a randomly selected person in that location would respond to a randomly selected survey question the same way that you did. The three smaller maps show which answer most contributed to those cities being named the most (or least) similar to you.”

 

 

You can take the survey here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hah! “Barrycade” Enters Urban Dictionary

 

Barrycades

 

 

 

” Tuesday night Mandy wrote a post, WWII Vets storm Barry-cades, regarding the absurdity of the Obama administration erecting barricades in open spaces for no reason other than to hassle Veterans at the World War II Memorial.

The term Barry-cade, and its acceptable variant Barrycade, became hits on Twitter (here and here).

The term was picked up and spread by Twitchy, and also at Drudge.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wise Words On The Left’s Manipulation Of The English Language

 

 

War Of The Words

Daily Comedy 12/13