My current WiP is set in a dystopian future, and I'm purposely avoiding giving it a real-world location. I'm doing this for two main reasons: One, I don't have to worry about geographical inaccuracies / research. And two, I can blend language traits (Americanisms and Englishisms) in an attempt to 'evolve' the language. I'd like to know therefore, as a reader, would you be irritated or put off by this vagueness? Would your not knowing exactly where the story was supposed to be taking place distract you? Or would you simply go with your gut, assume it was set (wherever) and not worry that it was never confirmed?