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Pop vs. soda

We all know there are differences between American English and British English, but what about all the regional varieties in one country?

BuzzFeed has written a handy article based on a dialect survey completed at Harvard University, so you can figure out whether you need to call your “tennis shoes” “sneakers” or vice versa almost anywhere in the country.

What’s really interesting is that these differences provoke so much debate – I’m fairly sure those few who call a “water fountain” a “bubbler” would defend their right to do so vigorously!

Why not find out about some regional differences in other languages, by taking a Russian class in Washington DC for example?