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Slip of the Tongue

December 20, 2013 | by

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The Dictionary of American Regional English is an epic compendium that’s been in the works since 1965. Now, it’s done and all 60,000 words are available on a great interactive site. Just to give you a taste of the myriad riches contained therein, the following are all regional variations on informing a woman her slip is showing:

  • “It’s snowing down south”
  • “Your father likes you better than your mother”
  • “Whitey’s out of jail”

 

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