Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 00:48:49 -0500 From: SETH SKLAREY Subject: Re: root beer preferences I thought IBC root beer was great, but after several months realized I had just been taken in by their neat bottle. I did a taste test on various root beers and found A & W to be among the best, and Dad's Old Fashioned pretty good. IBC was mediocre and the world's worst is FANTA (by Coke again) with a close tie for second worst with Shasta & Faygo. IBC is the only company I know that still makes Sarsparilla. (Hoffmann's in NY used to.) SETH >>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 ; >;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; > >