Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 13:28:01 -0500
From: Margaret Ronkin ronkinm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GUSUN.GEORGETOWN.EDU
Subject: Re: cold drinks
Hey Lynne, welcome back! As for the part of your question about other
varieties of English, "cold drink" definitely appears in Pakistani
English. It means a chilled, bottled drink, e.g. Pepsi, whatever the
orange soda and variant of Sprite are, and mango juice (which is what I
always got and why I can't remember the others). If you're hanging out
with friends, especially in the summer, you often opt for a "cold drink"
rather than chi (tea, which is served hot with lots of milk and sugar).
I don't know whether "cold drink" originally came from the UK or one of
the colonies, but I think that the opposition between a "cold drink"
and tea is probably important.
I hope this helps.
Maggie Ronkin / Georgetown University / ronkinm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]gusun.acc.georgetown.edu
On Tue, 4 Feb 1997, M. Lynne Murphy wrote:
thanks very much. sure wish i had a copy of DARE here...