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    It's only for the US, but an interesting diversion nonetheless, assuming that Canadians are sorta like northernmost Americans.

    My results showed a strong similarity to the northwestern states on a diagonal from southern California to Chicago, and Alaska, the northeastern states (intensifying northeasterly) and... Florida! Along the eastern coast intensifying from north to south. I think that's a sign...

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html
    I am in no way entitled to your opinion...

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    I enjoy these sorts of quizzes, particularly discovering the regionalism of terms that I never knew existed. My dialect most strongly correlated with the West Coast and some inland westerly states (NV & UT), with chunks of New England, too (RI, MA, NH & ME, especially).

    (I must confess, years of dating a girl from New England and some time spent working in NYC drove me out of any habitual use of the term "pop".)
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