Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 10:46:13 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: pop and soda
Afterthought on cross-dialectal confusion and Bostonian tonic:
It wouldn't surprise me if someone grew up thinking that TAW-nic was a
cover term for soft drinks, while TAH-nic is quinine water you put in your gin.