Sunday, June 23, 2013
What did they say?
Everyone speaks English don’t they? Not exactly. Not everyone. Not the same way. The pronunciation, structure of sentences and pacing of conversation differs - even in the US the country where everyone is expected to speak English, American English.
But anyone who has traveled the US - talked with people in California, New York, Texas, Georgia and Maine can tell you that American English isn't all the same. A recent Business Insider article presented a series of maps highlighting the different pronunciation of common words around the United States. http://www.businessinsider.com/22-maps-that-show-the-deepest-linguistic-conflicts-in-america-2013-6?op=1 Take a look at the maps and get an idea of how people sound. Be prepared for what you'll hear the next time you travel around the United States.