Date: Tue, 24 May 1994 12:04:03 -0500


Subject: Re: pop/soda + queries

To a westerner unfamiliar with Cel-Ray tonic, the first bottle tasted very

very much like Cream Soda. That's always mystified me.

Arrant nonsense and sacrilege. That just shows the cultural wasteland the

west really is. What did Woody Allen say in "Annie Hall," about

California, "Who'd want to go to a place where the only cultural advantage

was you could make a right turn on a red light?"

Actually, I think you can do that in New York now too. But "Annie Hall"

was 20 years ago. Must be getting old.

Anyone familiar with "White soda," a term used in the Chicago area for a

disgusting brew I once bought by mistake when I was looking for club soda?



Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Department of English 217-333-2392

University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321

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Urbana, Illinois 61801