Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 16:01:53 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: pop and soda
How many southerners out there use the term "Co-cola" in re to Coke. Not
Coca-cola, but Co-cola. I find a lot of my older friends and relatives,
folks who grew up in the 30s and 40s use this term. Is it just an NC thing.
It's definitely not just an NC thing. It's quite common among older
Mississippians. I don't think my father (born in Jackson in 1907) ever
said anything other than "cocola." I (born in Jackson in 1943) almost
always say "coke," although I have probably said "cocola" at some point
in my life. I think that's pretty typical of those two generations.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)