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Have you ever heard a phrase said in a different part of the country, and it's said in just a slightly different way than how you say it back home? Those different phrases are called regionalisms. Do you use any in your state?
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Words nearby bubbler
What is a bubbler?
The word bubbler is typically only used this way in a few areas of the U.S., including Wisconsin and parts of New England.
Bubbler is also used in other contexts to refer to a device that sends gas bubbles through a liquid. Such equipment may be used in chemistry experiments, for example. They’re sometimes called gas bubblers.
An irrigation bubbler is a device used to water the soil around tree roots, typically as part of an irrigation system in an orchard.
Example: The line to get a drink from the bubbler at the Sox game was wicked long.
Where does bubbler come from?
The first records of the word bubbler come from the early 1700s, but it wasn’t used in reference to a water fountain until much later.
As is the case with many other regional terms, saying bubbler when referring to a water fountain is often a clue to where someone lives or grew up. However, the word bubbler is also used in other specific contexts that don’t vary by region.
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How is bubbler used in real life?
When used in reference to a water fountain, the word bubbler is a highly regional term that’s typically associated with parts of New England and Wisconsin.
No surprises here. I drink from a bubbler & pronounce "aunt" with an "ah". I drink "soda" but my parents and grandparents drink "tonic". pic.twitter.com/hUoA3TI2kK
— Katie Turner Getty (@KTGetty13) October 9, 2020
Online Test: We will figure out where you live based on your speech patterns.
Me: Okay, cool. Let me get a drink from the bubbler before we start.
Online Test: pic.twitter.com/fJ0CKEiLGy
— DJUNGELSKOG (@Matic82Otto) October 8, 2020
Types of Irrigation: Bubbler
Used most often for shrubs and trees, bubblers have higher discharge rates and shorter watering cycles. Because bubblers can operate at high pressures, they are particularly useful for conversion from conventional sprinkler to low-volume systems.
— Tina Wolf (@tinalwolf) May 20, 2019
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True or False?
People who use the word bubbler to refer to a water fountain are often from the Southern U.S.