A fun new video from The Atlantic has been created to accompany a series of maps made by Joshua Katz, a student at North Carolina State University.
The maps, which highlight regions of the U.S. based on pronunciation and word choice, were originally conceived in conjunction with a 2003 Harvard study on the subject of regional dialects. The video takes the infographics one step further as interviewers call up people from various regions and have them answer questions as the maps light up. Unsurprisingly, and somewhat humorously, the Midwestern, Southern, and Northeastern regions of the country have the most varied answers.
What are your favorite regional differences?
Watch the fun and enlightening video, AFTER THE JUMP…