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See Map reference

When a DARE entry has a "See Map" reference in it, this indicates that there is a DARE map associated with the entry reflecting the regional usage of the term being defined.

As to the DARE map, it is computer generated and deliberately adjusted so that the area of each state is roughly proportional to its population. If every Informant who was asked question H35 had answered dropped egg, the map would show 1,002 evenly spaced dots, each representing one of the communities selected for the DARE Questionnaire. This uniform spacing makes it much easier to interpret the map, since any "bunching" of dots is potentially significant, though it does take a little practice to recognize the states in their adjusted forms. The maps included in the text reflect the fieldwork done for DARE between 1965 and 1970. Learn more about DARE maps.


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