Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 11:47:52 -0700
From: Laurie M Bowman bowman[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.ARIZONA.EDU
Subject: Re: pop and soda
As a matter of fact, I seem to recall that "coke" is used in the South as
a generic term for any carbonated beverage, whether it be Coke, Pepsi,
7-Up, or whatever. Can anyone from the South confirm or deny this?
Weirdly enough, also in the Southern Illinois region, you often hear
"white soda", meaning 7-Up or Sprite. Is this common elsewhere?
On Tue, 5
Dec 1995, Virginia Clark wrote:
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.