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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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The American word for a dummy is the ‘pacifier.’ It can 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 ‘pail.’
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The ‘gym shoes’ in Chicago go by the name ‘sneakers’ in the Northeast region in America and ‘tennis shoes’ in other country regions.
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The car's boot is how we call the storage space we have in the car at its back. However, in American English, it is called the ‘trunk.’
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The North, South, and Midland 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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American English has a lot of words that a different from British English. For instance, the word ‘lift’ in British English is called ‘elevator’ in American English.
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Noah Webster, a lexicographer who is credited to have made the first American English dictionary, unlike British English who first dictionaries were prepared in London by Oxford.
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What is known as soda in the Northeast goes by the name ‘pop’ in Inland North, ‘coke’ in South, and ‘tonic’ in the eastern region.
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What is known as a gutter in North and South regions of America, is not called the same in the Midland region where it is called ‘rainspouting’.

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