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

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 16 is posted!

This latest batch of entries features yet more terms for noisy “serenades” (callithump and callithumpian), in case you didn’t get enough in Quarterly Update 12 a year ago, and a rich trove of names for that very odd amphibian, the amphiuma, alias congo eel, lamper eel, etc., as well as names for other amphibians and assorted critters.