How do you say…?

Have you ever had an argument – or “friendly discussion” – over the correct pronunciation of a word? While there may not be a right or wrong answer, you can find out if your preferred pronunciation of a given word is in the majority or the minority by checking out these dialect survey maps and results from a Harvard study. The survey is from the early 2000s but is still relevant and interesting.

When you say the name of Crayola’s most famous product, do you say “cran,” “cray-ahn,” “cray-awn,” “crown,” or some other variation? It looks like “cray-ahn” is the winner with almost 49%, but “cray-awn” is close behind with about 35%.

crayonmapCheck out more pronunciation maps by clicking on the link above, or click on the picture above to see additional maps for the pronunciation of crayon.

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s