How to Talk Like a Local

"Dictionary of American Regional English" highlights local ways of speaking.
2:03 | 02/28/12

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We think across America were all speaking the same English but in fact we're not. And we've been hearing from you all day because a new dictionary is out and -- the dictionary of American regional English it's just arrived and -- email. For instance whisk until -- means that's really something if you're in Wisconsin. -- Oklahoma told us grocery carts are buggies there. And here's ABC's John Berman with more. -- -- conclusive proof that America is the. For now. To use this might look like gay -- -- that the -- -- dust that collects under your bed. But in the northeast they call -- eight -- kitty this out. Counts moss Pennsylvania. -- and California -- blog or eight Monday. The monkey 174. Warrants -- is seeing the. We truly all -- the -- plenty plenty of words quirky colorful. Words depending on where you're from. Heavy rain in the Ozarks offense Lichter Tennessee and -- watcher in on the Gulf Coast -- -- strangler. A large sandwich in Pennsylvania. Is a hoagie in New York a hero any new England's Brian except the parts of Austin where they call it. -- And an apple actually you can wash it down with a pretty girls station which is what they call limit -- -- grab a drink at the bottler in Wisconsin. A water down to the rest of Lewis is perfect for a parched throat or is Stacy in Mississippi a parched. -- -- It's a celebration and reminder of our right. Real diversity a country where you can be completed noodles or you don't revert to -- new ruling that -- -- handicapped the issue I -- in Missouri. We feel -- speak differently but we all speak American -- if you don't like that you have a bad case of the -- -- -- -- yourself. In the -- camera. John Berman ABC news New York.

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