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I learned a long time ago not to call carbonated drinks "pop." But otherwise spot-on.
(Scene: A deli in Connecticut.
Me: [orders sandwich] "...oh, and a pop."
Clerk: "What?"
Me: "Pop."
Clerk: "What?"
Me: "Diet Coke.")

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Inland North
 

You may think you speak "Standard English straight out of the dictionary" but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like "Are you from Wisconsin?" or "Are you from Chicago?" Chances are you call carbonated drinks "pop."

The Midland
 
The Northeast
 
Philadelphia
 
The South
 
The West
 
Boston
 
North Central
 
What American accent do you have?
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[livejournal.com profile] rmjwell writes:
My working definition of moral totalinarianism is that through co-option of a moral position a person can demonize or de-humanize another demographic [...]
If this intrigues you, go read more and comment.

I like the idea of objecting to de-humanizing behavior rather than to the label some people who engage in such behavior use. E.g., I prefer "Down with people who use Christianity as an excuse to restrict other people's rights" rather than "Down with Christians," and so on.

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