#1 Posted by AURON570 (1674 posts) -

I need to do this for my linguistics homework. I could probably make up the data if i'm really lazy... but anyways I would appreciate everyone's feedback:
 Prerequisite, must speak some dialect of english.

Question 1: Where are you from? Specify city and state.

Question 2: Read the following descriptions, and please write the word that you would normally use (in everyday speech) to fit with each description.
a.) a sweetened fizzy drink
b.) a long padded piece of furniture, usually with arms, that seats several people.
c.) rubber-solled shoes that you'd wear in a gym
 
You can copy paste this template if you are lazy:
 
Question 1:

Question 2:
a.)
b.)
c.)

#2 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

 Question 1: Colorado Springs, CO

Question 2:
a.) coke
b.) sofa
c.) sneakers
 
Hope I helped!

#3 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

Question 1: Austin, Texas

Question 2: 
a.)  soda
b.)  sofa
c.)  tennis shoes

#4 Edited by DanielJW (4915 posts) -

Question 1: Owen Sound, ON, Canada 
 
Question 2: 
a.) Pop 
b.) Couch 
c.) Running Shoes 
 
Edit: I find this fascinating. 

#5 Posted by DonChipotle (2725 posts) -

 Question 1:  Streamwood, IL

Question 2: 

a.)  Soda
b.)  Couch
c.) Gym Shoes

#6 Edited by President_Barackbar (3455 posts) -

Sure, why not?
 Question 1: Orange, CA

Question 2:
a.) Soda
b.) Couch
c.)Tennis Shoes

#7 Posted by MikkaQ (10283 posts) -

Soda 
Couch 
Sneakers 
 
I'm from Toronto, Canada. 

#8 Edited by Animasta (14673 posts) -

 
Question 1:  Las Vegas, NV (Originally from Eugene, OR if you need that)

Question 2:
a.) soda
b.) couch
c.) sneakers I guess (I would honestly just call them shoes)

#9 Edited by Dany (7887 posts) -

1. Plano, Illinois
 
2.
a. pop
b. couch
c. tennis shoes
 
we say it the correct way, GOD DAMMIT

#10 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Question 1: Saint Augustine, FL 
 
Question 2: 
a.) soda
b.) sofa/couch 
c.)sneakers

#11 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -

Question 1: Des Moines, Iowa

Question 2:
a.) Pop
b.) Couch
c.) Shoes

#12 Posted by Fbomb (1168 posts) -

 Question 1: Kamloops, BC, Canada (Originally. Now Toronto)
 
Question 2: 
a.) Pop 
b.) Couch 
c.) Running Shoes

#13 Posted by buzz_clik (6969 posts) -

Q1: Melbourne, Australia
 
Q2:
a) soft drink
b) couch
c) runners

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#14 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -

I speak English everyday, but i live in Holland, do you still want me to answer or would you have no use for that?

#15 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2452 posts) -

 Question 1:  Vancouver, BC

Question 2:
a.)  Pop
b.)  Sofa
c.) Sneakers

#16 Posted by abelkems (1 posts) -

Question 1: 
NW GA
Question 2: 
a.) soda
b.) sofa
c.)    sneakers

#17 Posted by chainreaction01 (176 posts) -

Question 1: Chicago, Illinois
Question 2: Soda
                      Couch
                      Shoes

#18 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Near Amarillo, Texas
 
a.) soda
b.) couch
c.) tennis shoes (for gym, that is... otherwise I'd call them just "shoes")

#19 Posted by nick_verissimo (1383 posts) -

Question 1: Brampton, Ontario

Question 2: 
a.) Pop
b.) Couch
c.)    Running Shoes

#20 Posted by CornBREDX (5110 posts) -

 Question 1:
Austin, Tx

Question 2:
a.) soda
b.) I call it a sofa or a couch depending on my mood. More often couch, and sofa only if it has a bed because i know it as a sofa bed.
c.)sneakers

#21 Edited by B0nd07 (1699 posts) -

Question 1: Near Minneapolis, Minnesota

Question 2:
a.) pop
b.) couch
c.) sneakers
 
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#22 Edited by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

Question 1:  Victoria, B.C. , Canada 
 
Question 2: 
a.) Pop 
b.) Couch 
c.) running shoes

#23 Posted by fox01313 (5069 posts) -

Question 1:  Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX

Question 2:
a.) coke or coca-cola 
b.)  sofa
c.)  dr. martens                         

#24 Edited by l4wd0g (1935 posts) -

Question 1:
Tucson, AZ
 
Question 2:
a.) Coke - I guess it's like Kleenex for me. 
b.) Couch 
c.) Shoes 
 
** I'm going to graduate school for linguistic anthropology.  Good luck.

#25 Posted by Mechanical_Ape (251 posts) -

I have lived lots of different places, so I can't really say where I picked things up at. Most of them in the western United States, though.
 
A.) Pop
B.) Couch
C.) Mostly Tennis Shoes, but sometimes Sneakers

#26 Posted by Psyklon (44 posts) -

Chicago, IL  

A.) Soda
B.) Couch
C.) Gym Shoes 
 
#27 Posted by SamFo (1528 posts) -

Melbourne Australia
a.) Soft Drink
b.) couch
c.) runners

#28 Posted by supermike6 (3557 posts) -

Vancouver, BC 
 
1) Pop 
2) Couch 
3) Runners

#29 Posted by Mysterion (159 posts) -

Question 1:
Vancouver, BC
 
Question 2:
a.) pop
b.) couch
c.) runners

#30 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

Boise, ID 
 
A.) Pop 
B.) Couch 
C.) Sneakers

#31 Posted by AURON570 (1674 posts) -
@FlyingRat:  ofcourse you can answer! :)
#32 Posted by DystopiaX (5300 posts) -

Question 1: north suburbs of chicago. 
 
Question 2: 
a) Soda (actually this is an object of much contention where I live, but I won't get into that) 
b) Sofa if fancy, couch if not. 
c) Sneakers or shoes literally interchangeably. I use both equally.

#33 Posted by MikeHawk (382 posts) -

near Canton, OH
1- pop
2- couch
3- tennis shoes

#34 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -

Question 1: Wabush, Labrador, Canada

Question 2:  
a.) Pop
b.) Couch
c.) Runners

#35 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

 Question 1:
Vancouver, BC
Question 2:
a.) Pop
b.) Couch
c.) Runners

#36 Posted by FlyingRat (1446 posts) -

 @AURON570: Well alright then!
 
Question 1:
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Question 2:
a.) Soda
b.) Couch. On rare occasions i'll say sofa, but most of the time couch.
c.) Sneakers

#37 Edited by Icemael (6316 posts) -

Question 1: Stockholm, Sweden.

Question 2: 
a.) Soda.
b.) Sometimes sofa, sometimes couch.
c.) Sneakers.

#38 Posted by Rowr (5540 posts) -

Question 1: Perth, Western Australia

Question 2: 
a.) Soft drink
b.) Lounge
c.)  joggers

#39 Posted by StarFoxA (5147 posts) -

1. Tallahasse, FL 
2a. Soda 
2b. Couch 
2c. Sneakers

#40 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -
Question 1: Melbourne, Australia.

Question 2: 
a.) Soft Drink
b.) Couch 
c.) Runners
#41 Posted by Patman99 (1579 posts) -

Question 1: Vernon, British Columbia, Canada 
 
Question 2: 
a.) Pop 
b.) Couch 
c.) sneakers

#42 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Question 1: Labrador City, Canada

Question 2:
a.) Soda 
b.) Couch
c.)  Sneakers
#43 Posted by Voxatron (352 posts) -

 Question 1: Los Angeles, CA

Question 2:
a.) Soda
b.) Couch
c.)Tennis Shoes

#44 Posted by Garfield518 (404 posts) -

Question 1: Nova Scotia, Canada

Question 2:
a.) Pop
b.) Couch
c.) Running shoes

#45 Posted by Landon (4138 posts) -

Question1: Cullman, Alabama
Question2
a.)coke
b.)couch
c.)shoes

#46 Posted by pizzapotomus (46 posts) -

Q1:  Phoenix, AZ 
 
Q2:  
A) Soda 
B) Couch 
C) Sneakers

#47 Posted by IBurningStar (2164 posts) -

Question 1:  Gadsden, AL

Question 2:
a.)  Soda
b.)  Couch or sofa. I use both.
c.)  Tennis shoes

#48 Edited by npeterson08 (502 posts) -

Minneapolis, Minnesota

a.) Pop
b.) Couch
c.) Tennis Shoes

#49 Edited by Vision (796 posts) -

 Question 1: Odense, Denmark.

Question 2:
a.) Soda
b.) Couch
c.) Sneakers

#50 Posted by Inkerman (1451 posts) -

Melbourne, Australia (Originally from Maryborough, Queensland, Australia) 
 
a: soft drink 
b: sofa or couch, I think mostly couch
c: trainers