Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 07:43:21 -0600 From: Alan R Slotkin Subject: Re: 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 Coke is the standard term in Middle Tennessee for any non-alcoholic carbonated beverage. It's all I ever hear, although I still use "soft drink" from my youth in Florida. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Alan R. Slotkin Professor of English Box 5053 Tennessee Technological University Cookeville, TN 38505 Phone: 615-372-3262 FAX: 615-372-6142 e-mail: ars7950[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] -----------------------------------------------------------------------