Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Drinking Fountain / Water Fountain / Bubbler


A new study by Joshua Katz at North Carolina State University studies regional differences in dialect. This is one of 22 different maps, and is obviously my favorite of the bunch.

Interestingly, Portlanders don't seem to have any incidence of saying "bubbler," even though their official city drinking fountain is the Benson Bubbler.