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Dialect Maps Reveal How Americans Really Talk

Ah, 'Merica. Land of the free, home of the brave, and the place where proper dialects go their separate ways. Let's face it, in a country this big, it was bound to happen.

Nevertheless, it jars us when someone from the East Coast asks for a "car-a-mel" or when we someone refers to a drinking fountain as a "bubbler."

Now a new series of U.S. linguistic maps are here to tell you just how divided this nation really is -- because, come on, "cran" instead of "crayon?" That's just ridiculous.

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