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  • Just wanted to share this awesome page with you guys.

    October 5, 2009

  • Neat! Thanks, telofy! This page makes me an East Midland speaker. Suddenly, I feel far more important. ;-)

    October 5, 2009

  • Wow, this really is awesome.

    October 5, 2009

  • Hehe, next time I’ll choose a less conotationally equivocal term.

    I made a printout of that map there to carry around with me, just in case. And I also got my hands on the CD from the Atlas of North American English which he cites on that page. It lay dormant in one of the university’s libraries.

    Perfectly marvelous as well!

    October 5, 2009

  • Telofy - let's hope that carrying around the map with you doesn't make you a target of militant orthoepists...

    October 6, 2009

  • I'm a (central) Midland "Heart of America" speaker. Reesetee appears to be an "Armpit of America" speaker.

    October 8, 2009

  • Oops. I just remembered that mollusque is from Philly (I think). Please do not take umbrage. Eastern Midland is teh alsome!

    October 8, 2009

  • I work in Philadelphia, but grew up in South Jersey in an area which on that map is Atlantic Midland, but is actually East Midland; the border is farther north than Vineland.

    I don't merge any of the vowels in question, so I guess I'm either East Midland or General American. What's the distinction between those two?

    October 8, 2009

  • Wait a minute, my dear frog. I'm not from Philly or Jersey. I'm from south central PA, which is most definitely NOT an armpit.

    And anyway, why are you gleefully umbraging me but avoiding umbraging mollusque? *wonders aloud in best East Midland dialect what leverage mollusque has over frogapplause*

    October 8, 2009