- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 22, 2009

Examples of entries in the Dictionary of American Regional English:

_Submarine sandwiches go by several other names: “Hero” was found chiefly in New York City area, “hoagie” chiefly in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, “grinder” mainly in New England, and “Cuban sandwich” primarily in Florida.

_Easterners generally drink “soda,” while Westerners and people in the North Central states call it “pop.”

_Pancakes might be called “flannel cakes” in parts of Appalachia.

_A “flea in one’s ear” is a quiet warning in the Northeast.

_Snoring is “calling hogs” among some black speakers in the South.

_Hopscotch might be “potsy” in Manhattan or “sky blue” in Chicago.

_A particular sweet pastry is likely called a “bear claw” in the West.

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