Six big volumes, 60,000 words that vary from region to region in the United States. Sixty years in the making, the Dictionary of American Regional English is now complete in print and online with updates. Find it in the reference room of your local library, or ask them to subscribe to the online version. The Wall Street Journal’s book review of the tomes from few years ago offers a pretty good preview of what you’ll discover inside, too.
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