Speaking American by Josh Katz


Reviewed by Katy Zignego (Library Staff)

Is it a bubbler or a water fountain? A rummage sale or a tag sale? Pop or soda? Author Josh Katz developed a dialect quiz for the New York Times, that claimed to predict where you grew up based on your answer to those questions and a few more. This book is an exploration of his findings, presented in eye-catching maps and bite-sized articles. My family had a lot of fun quizzing each other and discussing our pocket dialects!

Available through the BRIDGES Library System

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