Guessing Game: Match the City to Its Twitter Slang


It turns out that Twitter, among other things, is a great tool for studying language. When researchers at Carnegie Mellon examined 380,000 tweets from March of last year, they discovered that regional slang translates to our online communications. While some of the variations they uncovered were obvious, some actually surprised us. After the jump, guess which city or region uses each term and check your answers by highlighting the black box under each number.

1. suttin’, deadass New York

2. y’all The South

3. hella, koo Northern California

4. coo, af (“as fuck”) Southern California

5. yinz Pittsburgh