What do you call…?

A visual remix of the famous 2003 Harvard Dialect Survey, which maps out the various dialects of American speech.

The map lights up as the responses are played. Really very interesting. Just a sample of what’s covered:

A group of people: “Hey y’all” “Hey you guys” “Hey youse”

Generic term for carbonated beverage: “soda” “pop” “coke”

Rubber soled shoe: “sneaker” “tennis shoes” “gym shoes”

General term for big road: “freeway” “expressway” “highway”

Read the full article on the film here

(via JMG)