Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 16:10:14 -0600 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" Subject: Re: pop and soda >As a matter of fact, I seem to recall that "coke" is used in the South as >a generic term for any carbonated beverage, whether it be Coke, Pepsi, >7-Up, or whatever. Can anyone from the South confirm or deny this? > >Weirdly enough, also in the Southern Illinois region, you often hear >"white soda", meaning 7-Up or Sprite. Is this common elsewhere? There ya go. I thought of that immediately when someone mentioned the "coke" thing. I grew up using "soda," "pop," "sodapop," and "coke" interchangeably. To specify 7-up or Sprite, I used the term "white soda." To specify Coke or Pepsi, RC or whatever, I said "dark soda." But the funny thing is, I'd prefer Dr. Pepper to Pepsi, Mountain Dew to Coke, IBC Root Beer to 7-Up, etc. So I usually wind up specifying the name of the beverage I want. So far I've not been able to order a Mountain Dew by asking for "yellow sodapop." And anyway, the sad fact is that not too many fast-food chains are supplied IBC root beer, alas. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;Kathleen M. O'Neill ... Language Laboratory Technician I ; ;koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ... u55354[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] ; ;:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::; ;University of Illinois at Chicago ... Language Laboratory ; ;703 South Morgan Street (M/C 042) ... Grant Hall, Room 311 ; ;Chicago, IL 60607-7025 ; ;312.996.8838 or 8836 ... 312.996.5501 FAX ; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;