Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 10:45:49 -0500

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

Subject: Re: pop and soda

Those of us who are particularly interested in this topic ought to go

hear Luanne von Schneidemesser's paper, "Soda or Pop?", which she will be

giving at the American Dialect Society meeting in Chcago on December 30.

Her talk is based on extensive research, and therefore should actually

prove to be illuminating. See the abstract in the September NADS, whilch in

itself contains some informative stuff.