The New York Times this week invited online readers to take a quiz meant to point out differences in the way people residing in different sections of the United States pronounce certain words or use different words to say the same thing. The quiz was based on a 2003 survey conducted by researchers at Harvard University studying regional dialects. One of the questions, for instance asked people whether they refer to carbonated soft drinks as “pop,” “soda,” “coke” or “soft drink.” Of the 82 people surveyed from Idaho, a small sample to be sure, 60 percent reported using “pop,” followed by 31 percent who say “soda,” 4 percent who use “soft drink” and 3 percent who say “coke,” which could refer to a product of the Coca Cola company or another pop. Boise resident Calvin Chelellakl Marshall said he's used both “pop” and “soda”/John Sowell, Idaho Statesman. More here.
Question: Do you speak with an accent of any sort?