New Twitter Study Discovers “Global Superdialects”

From Mental_Floss by Arika Okrent:

“Do you say sneakers, gym shoes, or trainers? Soda, pop, or fizzy drink? Your choice has a lot to do with where you’re from. Certain terms vary by region, and it should be possible to get a good picture of regional differences in vocabulary by searching for these terms on Twitter and plotting where they come from using geolocation data.”

http://mentalfloss.com/article/58267/new-twitter-study-discovers-global-superdialects

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