Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 13:28:01 -0500 From: Margaret Ronkin 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] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~ On Tue, 4 Feb 1997, M. Lynne Murphy wrote: > thanks very much. sure wish i had a copy of DARE here... > > lynne > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Department of Linguistics phone: +27(11)716-2340 > University of the Witwatersrand fax: +27(11)716-4199 > Johannesburg 2050 > SOUTH AFRICA >