Can language tools (typically, but not exclusively, software tools) be asked about on English SE?
I have a question about how I can work out where a term is used. It's along the lines of:
A common use case is to see if a term or phrase is used just in one's own area (whether that be defined as their city, state, country, other), or if it's recognised in other parts of the world too.
Some interesting words to look up could be
- "my bad" - common expression in Australia to say "oops, my fault"
- "nonce" - means a "unique number" in American computer terminology, but it's a rude term in Britain.
- "jumper" - a garment warn for warmth on one's upper body in some parts of the world, but not a term used often (at all?) in the US.
These are random examples for demonstration purposes.
Is there any tool that can provide this geographic breakdown of where a word/phrase is used?