"A demographic dictionary of Modern Chinese"
Some wandering around led me back to an old Language Log post that mentioned a site that shows a state by state comparison of English search terms. It turns out that it does it for Chinese province by province too!
The site is called Lexicalist. I didn’t spend too much time with it because I know that readers will come up with more interesting, less obvious searches than mine.
Here is 玩儿:
You can clearly see that it’s not too popular to write that in the South, and that the most popular place is in Tianjin/Beijing.
Then also have gender demographics:
So women 玩儿 more than men?
Happy International Women’s Day, by the way.