Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 06:04:31 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: pop and soda
but a lot of them tell me that they use "coke" for any non-alcoholic
carbonated beverage. Have any of you encountered that?
I have encountered it in my own speech and the speech of most people around
me all of my life.
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.
To me tonic=what you drink gin with; soda=either what you drink scotch with
or an ice-cream drink; pop=the sound a whip makes.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)