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Talk like an American: 6 words you have to know

People from around the world have chased their dreams to America. From the towering skyscrapers of New York to the grasslands of Idaho, the country is a melting pot and we’ve got the dialects to prove it. After all, talking like a true American really depends on where you are.

A GROUP OF TWO OR MORE PEOPLE

South – Y’all

West Virginia – You all

Everywhere else – You guys

SOFT DRINK

North – Pop

South – Coke

New England and California – Soda

A LONG SANDWICH

Philadelphia – Hoagie

Everywhere else – Sub

WATER FOUNTAIN

East Coast – Water fountain

West Coast – Drinking fountain

Wisconsin and Rhode Island – Bubbler

SPORT SHOES

Northeast and South Florida – Sneakers

Everywhere else – Tennis shoes

THE BIG CITY

Almost everywhere – New York

Illinois – Chicago

One thing we all agree on is to say it loud and say it proud – no matter where you are or where you’re from.

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