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"call out" vs "call in"

From North NJ. We “call out”. “Calling in“ was something I heard on TikTok
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Grammatical, stylistic and vocabulary features that distinguish written dialects?

There are two features that nearly all non-standard dialects of English have, but that Standard British English and standard American do not. As far as I know, no standard dialects of English have ...
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Grammatical, stylistic and vocabulary features that distinguish written dialects?

So far as I know, pretty much every English speaker uses standard English in writing, even if they primarily speak a non-standard dialect of English, at least in formal cases. In the case of a story ...
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Are there any other out-loud-slashers here?

Green’s Dictionary of Slang provides usage examples from 2014. Its usage in spoken language most likely predates that date. slash preposition: (US) the spoken version of the graphic symbol / used to ...
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dialect/idiolect quirk? "for whom" instead of "whose"

*To the person for whom I spilled apple cider, if you're watching this, I'm sorry. To the person whose apple cider I spilled, if you're watching this, I'm sorry. And the third version I spilled ...
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Is there an American English dialect that sounds as "distingushed" as British English?

Distinguished as in "sophisticated"? If so, the closest you'll find in American English are the transatlantic accent (the pseudo-British accent many people affected in radio and cinema prior ...
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I pronounce question as kweshtin. Is my pronunciation wrong?

The late Prof. Lawler commented: /'kwɛʃtən/ (which is what I take "kweshtin" to mean) is well within the range of possibilities in American English. Also common are /'kwɛʃtʃən/, /'kwɛstʃən/,...
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I pronounce question as kweshtin. Is my pronunciation wrong?

I am from the Ohio River valley. Southern Indiana. I pronounce it as questshun. We have what's referred to as a country, hillbilly, or redneck accent. My mother in law was from the Northern Illinois ...
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