Example for language

This graphic from Joshua Katz at North Carolina State presents a fun look at language variations for some common terms in different regions of the U.S. You could select parts of it to share with students as an in-class example or use the entire graphic as additional information on a class web site:

Amercians Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other

Atlantic Video has created a 4-minute video that presents this same information in an entertaining way. It is available at vimeo.com:

Soda/Pop/Coke video


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I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

One response to “Example for language”

  1. alyssaespinola says :

    I personally like the map about how to pronounce crayon. My partner always pronounces it “crown,” and it drives me nuts because we grew up in the same town with people who pronounce it just the same way I do. Not that it is necessarily wrong, but to me, it is just a little odd. Where did he get that from?

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