[...] > On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 11:10 AM, Sai <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > > > > http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html [...] Interesting. I got placed in Honolulu (for "firefly"), Seattle (for "cougar"), and New York ("carra-mel"). The Honolulu part is a bit odd, but since I live in Vancouver, where we probably got a significant influence from Seattle in our Canuckese, :-P that's pretty accurate. The New York part I may have picked up when I was living in Toronto for 10 years (the map does show some "carra-mel" patches in Maine, which probably filters across the border to Quebec and Ontario somewhat). Now, if the map had only included Canuckia, a clearer picture of my whereabouts might have developed. :-P (But I suspect I'd still be an outlier, since I do still retain some influence from the Malaysian dialect, which is indirectly connected to Britain due to the colonial influence. The "firefly" bit *may* have come from there, perhaps.) T -- Spaghetti code may be tangly, but lasagna code is just cheesy.