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How do you pronounce "merry?"

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.
What do you call this glowing insect — a firefly or a lightning bug?

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.
Minorities are discriminated by the sound of their voice, as a black telemarketer learns in "Sorry to Bother You."

‘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.
Korean Billy in London.

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.
Southerners say things differently from everyone else, especially in what words they use.

8 things Southerners say that the rest of the US just doesn’t understand

There are a few things Southerners say differently than the rest of the US, in one of the most famous dialects.

9 things only Southerners say

From its country twang to its unique vocabulary, there is a lot that sets Southern English apart from other US dialects.