Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Huh? Say WHAT?

This is supposed to be a spelling blog, but who can resist this interesting and interactive website from Yale University?

This research group at Yale has developed a map of the US using what they call "microsyntax": regional grammatical and usage idiosyncrasies. It is really fun to take a look at what passes for normal in other parts of the country....of course, I make fun of other parts of the country tongue in cheek, since I hail from the land of "a Whole Nother Thing" and presently live in a state where directional signals seem to be very, very optional.

Scroll around and take a look. Have fun!  And maybe we'll have to add "anymore" to the next word list.

Props to Visual Thesaurus for the interesting lead.

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