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Encyclopedia > Buffalo English

Buffalo English, sometimes colloquially referred to as "Buffalonian", is the unique variety of English used in and around Buffalo, New York. Aerial view of downtown Buffalo, New York Buffalo, also known as the Queen city, and the City of Good Neighbors, is an American city in western New York. ...

The language is part of the North Inland dialect of American English, which spreads from western Vermont to the Dakotas, and is therefore more like the local speech of Chicago and Detroit than New York City. American English or U.S. English is the form of the English language used mostly in the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... This article refers to the largest city of Michigan. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ...

Among the dialect's features are the flattening and nasalization of many vowels, resulting in the pronunciation of, for instance, "mom" as "mam". Also Buffalo residents are often wont to employ "possessification"; that is, speaking the names of certain chain stores as if they were possessives. For instance, a Buffalonian could say that he is going to Home Depot's for some lumber, then Burger King's for lunch. Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ...



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