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57% of Americans pronounce ‘merry,’ ‘marry,’ and ‘Mary’ the same, and it highlights a fascinating quirk of the Eng...
You're probably going to hear the phrase "merry Christmas" a lot over the next few days. But it might not always sound the same.
‘Soda,’ ‘pop,’ or ‘coke’: More than 400,000 Americans weighed in, and a map of their answers is exactly what you...
Americans have different words for soft drink depending on which region of the United States they're from. The three most popular terms are soda, pop, and coke, according to data collected by the site Pop Vs. Soda.
Some Americans say ‘firefly’ while others say ‘lightning bug,’ and a series of maps highlights an interesting theory why
In the United States, glowing insects are known as "fireflies" or "lightning bugs" depending on where you live. There's an interesting theory to explain why the two competing terms emerged, and it has to do with the natural surroundings of the two regions.
‘Sorry to Bother You’ is right — minorities are judged by the sound of their voice, and there’s science to prove it
In the new film "Sorry to Bother You," a black telemarketer finds success only after he starts speaking in a "white voice." The movie is rooted in science — linguists have long known that minorities face discrimination based on the sound of their voice.
The 3 very British words that confuse people from outside the UK, according to dialect expert Korean Billy
In every language, there are phrases that don't translate easily — and British English is no exception.
There are a few things Southerners say differently than the rest of the US, in one of the most famous dialects.
From its country twang to its unique vocabulary, there is a lot that sets Southern English apart from other US dialects.