End of ADS-L Digest - 5 Dec 1995 to 6 Dec 1995 ********************************************** There are 44 messages totalling 1414 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. pop and soda 2. NEW COKE (2) 3. Language and Intelligence (7) 4. root beer preferences 5. Time clock (5) 6. name's the same (4) 7. [fle:g] (6) 8. Vocabulary & IQ (2) 9. linguistic thinking 10. receipt -Reply 11. Re[2]: name's the same 12. Perspective...(?) (3) 13. can/can't (3) 14. Labov (fwd) (4) 15. vowel laxing 16. sneakers -Reply 17. Pepsi Jingle ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 00:01:19 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Re: pop and soda >Rudy Troike said: > >> Virginia Clark's report on the demise of "tonic" is a devastating >>blow (especially when coupled with the loss of "Chesterfield") to the >>linguistic lore of all our American English courses. Larry Horn wrote: > I grew up drinking "soda", and was nonplussed when I first encountered "pop" >and "soda pop" after leaving New York/Long Island for Raaach'st'r. > Would generic coke speakers ask for a Coke coke when they want to be >specific about what kind of coke they want? This discussion brought to mind a recreational drug using New England law student, probably a Yale student from Atlanta (where Co-cola was invented) who was so cold he stopped reading Lord Coke long enough to sip a Coke, snort some coke and shovel some coke into the boiler. Was he a dope? Did he drink a dope, snort dope? Did he give himself a tonic? Is English a great language or what?