We all remember The Great Pop versus Soda [versus Coke] map. We also remember the lessons that:
- “Coke” is generic, like “q-tip” and “kleenex.”
- Saying, “pop” makes you either sound like a snot nosed brat in a 1930s movie, or an idiot; and since since 70 years have past since the 1930s ended, anyone saying “pop” today sounds like an idiot. (I’m sorry, but those are the facts.)
We now have an all new American English dialect map to ooo and ahh about. Rick Aschmann’s North American English Dialects map.
General American vowels. Midland American. In other words, Standard American.
via Unknown 8-Bit