Date: Wed, 13 Dec 1995 10:50:28 -0500

From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

Subject: Re: root beer preferences

I wonder what all this stuff below has to do with the American Dialect

Society. I wonder if you people who want to chat about lthe flavors of

root beer and hot dogs couldn't maybe just send private messages and not

clog up my board with your personal communications?

On Tue, 12 Dec 1995, Stephen wrote:


Where exactly is "hereabouts"?


On Sat, 9 Dec 1995, SETH SKLAREY wrote:

Dog 'n' Suds was pretty good. Hasn't been one hereabouts since 1957.

Hey Seth,

Ever try "Dog 'n' Suds" root beer? So good, you almost get a buzz off it.

I guess this conversation has drifted far away from the original dialect

focus, but I just wanted to provide *my* opinion on root beer. :)

Laurie Bowman

Dept. of Linguistics

University of Arizona, Tucson


On Thu, 7

Dec 1995, SETH SKLAREY wrote:

I thought IBC root beer was great, but after several months realized

I had

just been taken in by their neat bottle. I did a taste test on

various root

beers and found A & W to be among the best, and Dad's Old Fashioned pretty

good. IBC was mediocre and the world's worst is FANTA (by Coke again)


a close tie for second worst with Shasta & Faygo.

IBC is the only company I know that still makes Sarsparilla. (Hoffmann's

in NY

used to.)

I think Seth has far too much time on his hands