Posted By P & L Blog
My family said soda, but my cousins all called it tonic. They also called milkshakes "frappes" and the chocolate sprinkles we put on ice cream were "jimmies" in Boston. Differences in regional speech still exist in the US and an Ohio States graduate student has done a study on how Twitter can be used to track them. Did you know that Twitter users can be tracked within 300 miles of their location based on how they use language? Read more about how researchers have used Twitter to conduct linguistic research here: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/03/05/soda-or-pop-regional-language- quirks-get-examined-on-twitter/

 
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