Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 07:02:29 PST


Subject: Re: pop and soda

... both used Coke to mean any soft drink, there was some ...

I use "coke" to mean any cola-based soft drink (coca cola, pepsi cola, RC), but

I would never use it to refer to *any* soft drink (coke 7-up). I'm amazed

that anyone would say coke, when they mean 7-up.

What gripes me everytime, is to go into a fast food restaurant, order their

equivalent of a "happy-meal", ask for a coke to go with it, and be asked in

return, "Is Pepsi OK?" Of course Pepsi's OK, it's the same thing isn't it?

-- Jim