Date: Tue, 21 Mar 1995 08:19:57 -0500 From: Heilan Yvette Grimes Subject: TONICS >Larry Horn wrote: > >Actually, speaking not of chuckholes but of frappes, which David also was, >I was just in South Station in Boston and was delighted to observe that the >soft drinks (including iced tea!) for sale at the main snack bar are all >listed under the general capitalized heading "TONICS". (And cabinets are >still alive and well in Westerly, R. I., at least as of a few years ago.) >I wonder what out-of-towners make of it. --Larry When I first moved to New England I told someone I was going to the store to buy a bottle of pop. They had no idea what I was talking about. I explained and they said what I really wanted to do was go to the store and buy a bottle of tonic. Somehow, it didn't have the same ring--sounded so medicinal. But, then, this is where Moxie was invented, and still sold. (Moxie, in case you don't know, is a chocolate milklike substance that tastes like medicine that people up here swear is a soft drink.) I went to the store and addition to my previous elusive search for a thick shake I added an even more elusive search for a bottle of Barq's Creme Soda.--Yvette