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Has waiting for Quarterly Update 6 kept you up all night with the blare eye? Or was it those pesky boo-daddies and boo-hags? Or perhaps it was that noisy baby face right outside your window, stinky civic cat lurking in the yard, or a black duster rolling in from Texas? We can’t claim this update is the cure, as it is full of boogery critters and creatures that just...

If you’re from Arkansas or Missouri, you may want to have a bunking party to celebrate! If you’re in New Jersey or New York jumping for joy, please don’t bunk your head. Folks in Texas might say Quarterly Update 5 is a bird’s nest on the ground—so no bird-thrashing needed! Just grab your blickey and gather up some new words before the blackberry summer ends (Or is it...

The fourth Quarterly Update features the usual wide variety of new and revised words and phrases, but there are a couple of major themes in this set. One is food items with intriguing—if not always appetizing!—names, like beaten biscuit, Belgian pie, belly-guts, and Biloxi bacon. The biggest group, though, is made up of terms for a slingshot. Research that began with bean-shooter...

No more bangeing! DARE Quarterly Update 3, Winter 2016 is posted. Find out why you should be carrying a beau dollar, why bean stringing parties aren't as innocent as they first appear, and where you might find a good bowl of swagin. Enjoy—but watch out for broken ice!

We know you can't wait to see our next Quarterly Update, but in the meantime, check out some new content you might have missed: the Fall 2015 Newsletter or the posting of all the audio materials from the 2013–14 Online Survey of Wisconsin English telephone interviews.

'Tis the season! Harvard University Press has announced a Special Holiday Offer, on Digital DARE: 50% off 1-year individual subscriptions. ($47.50) You can purchase online for yourself or for your word-loving loved ones. This is a great opportunity to try out all the features on...

Find out why borrow pits and barn bridges are surprisingly dangerous, learn the proper way to build a fire, discover plants that are called bamboo even though they aren’t, and get the secret to upgrading that cheap whiskey you’ve been...

Words Count: A Rantum Scoot through DARE—An exhibition exploring vocabularies, statistics, and text in the Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) by Artist/Text Analyst Carrie Roy with assistance from DARE staff Hall and Schnebly can be seen in the lobby of Memorial Library from Nov. 2-Dec. 30th. Go check it out and tell us what you think!

We now have some maps and the data summary for the Online Survey of Wisconsin English posted on our website. They are both works in progress and we will continue to improve what we have and add more results and data from the survey in the coming months. We are also currently working with UW Digital Collections to post the telephone interviews and will announce that here when they are ready. In the meantime, check it out and let us...

Back to 'A'!

DARE is now able to post new and substantially revised entries on a quarterly basis right here on our website. These entries will be freely available to the public. But don't worry, Digital DARE subscribers! These updates, along with other minor revisions and corrections, will be incorporated into Digital DARE on a yearly basis. For a taste, see our first batch of drafts...