What is DARE

The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a multi-volume reference work that documents words, phrases, and pronunciations that vary from one place to another place across the United States… read more…

DARE in the Media

DARE—A Conversation with Joan Hall. Paul Meier, “In a Manner of Speaking,” episode 19, August 2019

14 words and phrases you’ll only hear in the Northeast, Insider, October 10, 2018

Can I have a tonic? No, not that tonic, Boston Globe, May 30, 2018

Why Are Some Boston Area Convenience Stores Called Spas?, 89.7 WGBH, May 22, 2018

DARE News

Quarterly Update 17 has been posted!

Have you ever wondered about the history of chess pie or its older relative, chess cake, or puzzled over Faulkner’s reference to chartered whiskey? These are just a few of the words treated in the latest batch of new and revised entries posted here.