Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 01:24:03 -0400
From: Robert Kelly kelly[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LEVY.BARD.EDU
Subject: Re: pop/soda + queries
kids pile on top of each other = king of the hill
re soda/pop/tonic etc. The word I had to learn when we spent summers
in rustic NE Pennsylvania was "phosphate" -- meaning any fountain soda.
I would order a cherry phosphate or a lime phosphate. The word soda
(my dialect) was not known; pop was understood, and offered to clarify
'phosphate' to strangers.