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American Dialect Fun Facts

There is no official language in the United States of America. This is despite the fact more than 80% of the population speaks the American dialect.

However, the dialects differ from region to region in America. Surprised? Read more such interesting facts about American dialect in this section.

American Dialect Fun Facts

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American English has a lot of words that are different from British English. For instance, a ‘lift’ in British English is called an ‘elevator’ in American English.
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The car's boot is what we call the storage space in the back of a car. However, in American English, it is called the ‘trunk.’
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The American word for a dummy is a ‘pacifier.’ It can also refer to an unintelligent person or a model of an object or a person.
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A bucket is a common word we use for the container we use to carry water. In North American dialect, however, they call it a ‘pail.’
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‘Gym shoes’ in Chicago go by the name ‘sneakers’ in the northeast region of America and ‘tennis shoes’ in other regions.
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What is known as soda in the northeast goes by the name ‘pop’ inland, ‘coke’ in the south, and ‘tonic’ in the eastern region.
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Noah Webster, a lexicographer is credited with making the first American English dictionary, unlike British English whose first dictionaries were prepared in London by Oxford.
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The north, south, and central regions of America have different dialects. For instance, a tap is called a ‘faucet‘ in North America, while it is called a 'spigot' for an outdoor tap.
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What is known as a gutter in north and south regions of America, is not called the same in the central region where it is called ‘rainspouting.’
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What is known as a gutter in north and south regions of America, is not called the same in the central region where it is called ‘rainspouting.’