Does how you speak show where you are from?

Does how you speak show where you are from?

Credit: Joshua Katz, Dept. of Statistics, NC State Univ. via Business Insider

Joshua Katz, Dept. of Statistics, NC State Univ. via Business Insider

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by KGW and KING 5

KING5.com

Posted on December 23, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Do the places you've lived affect how you speak? 

A new interactive quiz from the New York Times will tell you how your word choices reflect different areas of the U.S.

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In June, a report and series of 22 maps outlined how words are pronounced in different regions of the country.

For example, the word caramel tends to lose a syllable as you move east of the Ohio River. People on the East Coast, South and Southest tend to say, "care-a-mell," while everyone else says "car-mul."

People in the Northeast and in southern Florida wear sneakers, while everyone else is wearing tennis shoes.

Click here to see the 22 maps

The report, called "22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other," was created by North Carolina State University student Joshua Katz, and was based on a pronunciation survey conducted by Professor Bert Vaux and Scott Golder.

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