Date: Tue, 5 Dec 1995 23:57:35 -0500

From: Virginia Clark vpclark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MOOSE.UVM.EDU

Subject: pop and soda

Some of my students use pop; some use soda; almost none uses soda

pop; but a lot of them tell me that they use "coke" for any non-alcoholic

carbonated beverage. Have any of you encountered that? Tonic, which

students from around Boston did use when I first started teaching (centuries

ago), seems now to mean the liquid to which one adds gin and a slice or

wedge of lemon.

Virginia Clark