October 28, 2002
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Remember the Dialect Survey ? The results are up.
posted by rtimmel (10 comments total)
It seems to be overloaded already. I'm looking forward to seeing their maps.
posted by Mars Saxman at 7:41 AM on October 28, 2002

500 errors all over the place. I'm whipping a shitty here.
posted by robself at 8:08 AM on October 28, 2002

The forgot nuclear/nucular.
posted by beagle at 8:29 AM on October 28, 2002

Way to bogart the server, BOGARTER!
posted by oissubke at 8:47 AM on October 28, 2002

This is pretty annoying. Why did these folks set up a cross-country survey, intended to attract contributions and viewership from as many people as possible, and not bother to assure it could handle the traffic?

Makes me wanna pop!

Preferably 7-up.
posted by soyjoy at 9:56 AM on October 28, 2002

It was just fine two days ago, before we linked to it again.

Most of the maps showed a really scattered distribution, not a lot of regional variation. The only ones I recall that had clear boundaries were "whipping shitties" -- unique to the northern flyover states -- and "The city" (which unsurprisingly tended to mean whichever of the options was nearby, with a heavy skew towards NYC.)
posted by ook at 12:23 PM on October 28, 2002

it's working now--a lot of the responses must have been from the northeast, i think...the greatest density no matter what the question is there (i've found)
posted by amberglow at 4:36 PM on October 28, 2002

Not to mention that they forgot a couple of states, at least one which I *know* had some respondents.
posted by fncll at 7:48 PM on October 28, 2002

Wow, major voting by the soda people. I thought there were more pop-sayers.
posted by SisterHavana at 10:04 PM on October 28, 2002

In addition to the pop/soda/coke results, I found the results on Access / Service / Feeder roads (99) and tp'ing / toilet papering (106), specifically because it looks as though my birth city (Houston) is almost completely alone in answering "Wrapping" to 99 and "Feeder Roads" to 106.

No wonder people have always looked at me funny when I have mentioned "feeder roads."
posted by syzygy at 8:46 AM on October 29, 2002

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