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]