Tennis Shoes or Sneakers? Chicagoans Will Answer That Differently From Rest of US
Jul 28, 2018
Published Jul 13, 2017 at 1:45 PM | Updated at 11:30 AM CDT on Jul 28, 2018
Trash can or garbage can? Fireflies or lightning bugs? Soda or pop (or Coke)? The way you answer these questions apparently says a lot about where you live, but there's one question in particular that Chicagoans will answer different from most: What do you call athletic footwear?
In his book "Speaking American: How Ya'll, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide," author Josh Katz surveys more than 350,000 Americans on how they talk, and the answers revealed some regional trends that got many, well, talking.
In a recent article for Reader's Digest, Katz reveals nine words that can be dead giveaways of where you're from. Scroll down to see if you fall into these categories.