*update 07/11: john derbyshire’s found the source of this very informative map. hmmmm. for some strange reason i now seem to be associating the words “dark” and “horse” with the derb. (~_^)

don’t say i never gave you guys anything. (~_^) (no, i have no idea where the data came from!)

previously: size doesn’t matter

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lovesick in south dakota

“These maps contain 20,262 unique words, based on the analysis of online dating profiles from 19,095,414 single Americans.

“Each word appears in the place it’s used more frequenlty than anywhere else in the country.

“Singles data taken from:

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oh, the poor folks in south dakota (click on images for LARGER versions):

compare the singles in alaska“outdoorsy, flirt, awestruck, eskimo, moose, (ego?)”

… with the ones in san francisco — “compulsive, masochistic, obsess, wackiness”:

myself? i’m movin’ to nebraska! any state where the people are interested in “meat” and “steaks” is alright by me! (altho, i’m a bit dubious about the word “teetotaler” there in nebraska. in that regard, wisconsin is obviously the state for me!):

previously: der bollenhut!

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ethnographic chart of the world

from 1854 (click on the image for a LARGER view):

from flickr via BibliOdyssey“Chart of the World Exhibiting Its Chief Physical Features. Currents of the Ocean &c. Ethnographic Chart of the World Shewing [sic] the Distribution and Varieties of the Human Race.”

IN: ‘General Atlas Of The World: Containing Upwards Of Seventy Maps. Engraved On Steel, In The First Style Of Art, By Sidney Hall, William Hughes, F.R.G.S., &c. New Edition. Embracing All The Latest Discoveries Obtained From Government Surveys And Expeditions, Books Of Recent Travel, And Other Sources, Including The North-West Passage Discovered By H.M. Ship Investigator. With Introductory Chapters On The Geography And Statistics Of The Various Countries Of The World, And A Complete Index Of 65,000 Names’ by Adam & Charles Black, Sidney Hall and William Hughes, 1854; published in Edinburgh by A & C Black.