A Crawdad Walks Up to a Brew Through, Maps Show Weird U.S. Dialect Differences

July 4, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

Just in time for Amurrica day, here are some nice little visual odes to our nation’s dialectical disunity. To visualize the vast regional differences in ways we refer to things like carbonated beverages and shoes designed for sports, Joshua Katz from NC State University made this amusing series of colorful infograpic maps.

Conclusion: down south, people are morbidly imaginative when it comes to the weather, (THE DEVIL IS BEATING HIS WIFE?), and vending machines are stocked exclusively with Coca Cola.