Date: Tue, 12 Dec 1995 16:01:53 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: pop and soda > How many southerners out there use the term "Co-cola" in re to Coke. Not > Coca-cola, but Co-cola. I find a lot of my older friends and relatives, > folks who grew up in the 30s and 40s use this term. Is it just an NC thing. It's definitely not just an NC thing. It's quite common among older Mississippians. I don't think my father (born in Jackson in 1907) ever said anything other than "cocola." I (born in Jackson in 1943) almost always say "coke," although I have probably said "cocola" at some point in my life. I think that's pretty typical of those two generations. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]