Date: Tue, 5 Dec 1995 23:57:35 -0500 From: Virginia Clark Subject: pop and soda 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. Virginia Clark