Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 12:08:45 EST From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer Subject: Re: pop and soda Here's an interesting variant. At the office Xmas party yesterday, one of the people I was sitting with asked the waiter for "a soda." He went away, and came back in a minute with a glass of plain club soda. She was annoyed, because she wanted Sprite. (They look the same, so she took a sip before realizing the error.) It was sorted out, but I find it interesting that the waiter assumed that "a soda" was plain soda water; I think my co-worker expected him to ask her what kind. Vicki Rosenzweig vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] | rosenzweig[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY