Date: Tue, 5 Dec 1995 14:18:20 PST


Subject: Re: Pop & Soda

My poor kids, now full-grown adults, because they lived all over the country

when they were little (2 through 6), today use the word soda-pop when asking or

ordering the same.

When we were living in Boston, one of our girls at age 2 learned the word

"tonic" to mean that canned or bottled liquid refreshment. Then, while 3, she

lived for a year in Wichita Falls, TX and picked up a good Texas drawl from the

preschool locals. It was quite cute, at least to her parents, to hear her ask,

"Ahh wahnt a tahnik."

-- Jim