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Posted 10/5/16

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I was raised in California but grew up in New York so about half of my speech mannerisms are typical of California and the other half is unique only to New York. But I also have somewhat of a Minnesota-style accent. If I go to California the way I talk regresses totally to West Coast surfer style.
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Posted 10/14/16
Unsurprisingly given I've lived pretty much all my life in northeast Wisconsin, I pretty much fit the trend for my area for every map.

I found the bubbler/drinking fountain/water fountain one particularly interesting, though. Us calling them "bubblers" is frequently given around here as an example of a regional thing that most of the rest of the country doesn't say. I've known this for a long time, but didn't really know how wide the region was where people used the term. About a year or two ago, I was told by my boss at the time, who came from lower Michigan, that it was a Wisconsin thing because nobody said that there. Now that I see this map, it looks like it's just the eastern half of Wisconsin and Rhode Island. I never would've thought that the only other place people used the term was Rhode Island of all places.
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I'm from New Jersey and we do not say "cray-ahn", we say "cray-awn", and Mary and merry are the same?
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