Thursday, September 28, 2006

Polls

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on The Daily Show last night: great interview, or the greatest interview?

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So, who doesn't have a word for rain falling while the sun is shining? And what are all those other phrases? The results surprise me.

6 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

The dialog survey was neat. I learned that despite spending my youth in the south, I have a solidly New England dialect. I know that this was the case before I moved to MA, because I was teased by my elementary school friends for several of these (that's how I remember them). Now, if only I could figure out how the Northerners decide that I have a southern accent.

9/28/2006 07:54:00 PM  
Blogger Mwal said...

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10/02/2006 08:42:00 PM  
Blogger Mwal said...

Very interesting dialect pages.

On that topic, I like this visualization, which uses data from the good old popvssoda.com. It's a nice example of a 2-d histogram.

10/02/2006 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

My county really stands out. I wonder if that's just small number statistics, or whether it's because I live on the frontier between "Coke" (wrong unless it's actually Coca-Cola) and "soda" (right).

10/03/2006 01:02:00 AM  
Blogger finou said...

the soda pop thing was weird for our area. I know all the stores and stuff call it a soda and all the people I know call it soda (with one calling it pop but she is from the midwest). However, it seems that we are labeled a Coke region. I haven't heard anyone call a nonCoke soda coke so I'm wondering if that's just because all people drink around here are coca-colas! ;)

10/03/2006 10:16:00 AM  
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