Posted by: episystechpubs | November 8, 2013

Editor’s Corner: Nuts

Good morning and happy Friday, everyone.

My apologies for an inconsistent week of Editor’s Corner! I’ve been preparing for next month’s JHAdvisor, a break next week, and an actual break in my finger. It is difficult coming up with wonderful witty musings when you can hit the “w” without pressing a “2” instead. 🙂

The other day I was listening to a story on the radio about a walnut heist ($400,000 worth) in the San Joaquin Valley. What struck me wasn’t so much the story, but it was the way one of the farmers was talking about nuts. Yes, I’ve heard the different pronunciations of “pecan” before, but this guy was talking about almonds. I pronounce it “ALL-munds,” but he was saying “AL-munds” (like “Al Bundy”). Well, in my search for regional pronunciations I found a great series of maps that review pop, pecans, crawdads, and all sorts of interesting things by region.

I’m including a few in this email, but if you are fascinated by this information you’ll want to check out all 22 of the maps here. Meanwhile, have a good week, be nice to my dear Donna Bradley Burcher who is stepping in, and “see” you soon!

Kara Church

Senior Technical Editor


Responses

  1. You are absolved from typos due to the anticipated broken finger, as we all understand that you are preparing for it in advance. ☺

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  2. […] different articles on regional differences in terms. The last one was in November and it was called Nuts. My article included several maps from a study on language. For example, this map shows the […]


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