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talking headPop? Soda? Coke? Soft drink?

Wash or warsh? Creek or crick? Carmel or cara-mel?

Here’s a quiz about regional differences in speech and language. See if the quiz can predict where you’re from. Take the quiz here.

When I took it, the quiz correctly guessed at my peripatetic past. Born in upstate New York, moved overseas at a young age, college in the midwest and Texas, grad school in the northeast, married a die-hard Texan, moved to the Pacific Northwest… No wonder I’m so confused. Click “Comments” to post your results. Be sure to mention where you’re from.

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