“We call water fountains ‘bubblers’.”

“Why do you guys call them ‘bubblers’?”

“Because that’s what they taught us in Kindergarten? Because that’s what everybody calls them.”

When Frank told me this, I thought it was a joke. Not to be rude, but because I’ve just never heard of this before. Yes, bubblers can mean something else, but this is what he called a water fountain. Even though we were raised from the same country, it is interesting to see how different cultures each region of the country can be. Our forms of speech is even different.

Frank Zheng is a friend I met through a club. He is a 20 year old sophomore studying biology. Although Frank is Chinese, he was born and raise in Wisconsin. Because of this, the culture and traditions he grew up with is different from mine, where I’ve learned in California.