"What is a Maine-born doctor to do when a patient in Pennsylvania complains, “I’ve been riftin’ and I’ve got jags in my leaders?”
Consult the Dictionary of American Regional English to learn that the patient has been belching and experiencing sharp pains in his neck."
"In case you aren't convinced that there are still a great many differences in American English usage, here are some quizzes to test your knowledge of our language. You have probably not heard of many of the terms or meanings. These are a stretch for most people."