VisualThesaurus Why did I never visited this? It's sooooo cool! Punch in words, see the cool things that happen... repeat until amazed! Awesome stuff for the philologist-in-training. Go there now.
Now what's this? The logical thing would be to click and see, but you can stick around and listen to my explanation.
It's basically a study of American geo-linguistics.
The subject: what people in various regions of the U.S. call... that fizzy sugarwater, AKA soft drinks. Ya know? "Soda." Apparently, some local yokels have decided to call the stuff "pop." Haha, how quaint! And it also seems that a sizable percentage of the Union likes to say "Coke." Well, that's just swell for Coca-Cola, and perhaps Diet-Coke... BUT THEY ACTUALLY CALL PEPSI OR MOUNTAIN DEW OR DR. PEPPER THAT??? STUPID REDNECKS!!!!!!!!
Sorry. I got a little worked up over "soda." I'm a passionate, PASSIONATE man. ;-)
THIS SITE just fascinates the stuffing out of me. I admit, with a url like drivemeinsane.com, you sort of expect something out of the ordinary. But how freaky is that? The guy lets you turn his lights and even sprinkler on and off... He's got all kinds of things going on- exhibitionism, masochism, and probably a few other -isms too. He seems like a fairly normal guy, who just happens to let internet* people take over his house. Cool.
*Notice how I spelled this with all lower-case? That was deliberate. It only seems logical to drop the capital letter, as we did with television, radio, the telephone, and other tech devices that became common to everyone, and thus, uncapitalized. Not that I'd write it like that in print or anything. I'm not that much of a rebel. :-) posted by Steve
1/12/2003 08:44:00 PM
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