End of ADS-L Digest - 29 Jan 1995 to 30 Jan 1995 ************************************************ There are 18 messages totalling 430 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. "What kind of coke do you want?" 2. "bookoo" (3) 3. Boston accent (4) 4. Spamming Santa (2) 5. Possessive Marker 6. manuscripts invited 7. Beaucoup pre-WWII 8. French Question 9. hmm.. what's cajun English, then? (3) 10. 'and them' ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 02:43:11 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" 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. DMLance