Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 02:43:11 CST
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.BITNET
Subject: Re: "What kind of coke do you want?"
The plotting I've done of soda / pop has shown unique distributions, i.e.,
not like Kurathian distributions. In MO, WI, and MI the isogloss goes
north-south down the middle of the state, with 'pop' to the west of the
line. I didn't have enough dope on 'coke' to find isoglosses. KC is
'pop' territory and StL is 'soda'. And 'soda pop', in some tabulating I did
about fifteen years ago, occurs down the middle along the soda / pop
isogloss. Some day I'll dig out the old qtnrs and tabulate some more.