Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 06:04:31 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: pop and soda > but a lot of them tell me that they use "coke" for any non-alcoholic > carbonated beverage. Have any of you encountered that? I have encountered it in my own speech and the speech of most people around me all of my life. > 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. To me tonic=what you drink gin with; soda=either what you drink scotch with or an ice-cream drink; pop=the sound a whip makes. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]