Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 12:31:06 -0600
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: pop and soda
On Wed, 6 Dec 1995, Larry Horn wrote:
Would generic coke speakers ask for a Coke coke when they want to be
specific about what kind of coke they want?
Nahh, that would sound silly! I think "co'-cola" would be specific enough.
Or, if the brand is an afterthought: "Would you get me a coke? Just a
regular Coke would be best."
Having discovered the hard way that even in Texas not everyone
understands what "coke" means--and unable to use my native Utah "pop"
after too many years in the south--I find myself using awkward locutions
like "could you get me some kinda diet coke thing, whatever they have, it
doesn't need to be brown?" with people I don't know well. Life would be
easier though less interesting if we could get together on this.
Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com