Date: Wed, 25 May 1994 06:40:33 CDT

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CS.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: More Old Mail (re: "pop")

Date: Fri, 13 May 1994 23:23:43 -0400

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Date: Fri, 13 May 94 20:22 PDT


Subject: Re: Re: pop

Literature on "pop". I can only think offhand of a national map of usage in

the Cultural Atlas of North America, don't have the reference. For what

it's worth, "soda" seems to be one of the few contributions of the New York

City area to Los Angeles. As a kid, "pop" sounded "hickish" to me. I

sometimes heard it in commercials, written by who knows who from the "Midwest"

Soda, tonic, pop, seltzer etc are part of complex patterns of semantic

shifts which have taken place (maybe still are) over large areas of the

States. Somebody told me "coke" is generic in New Orleans. Iwas there, but

I forgot what I found out. "Pop" is used in Northern England and Scotland,

"soda" in Southern England and the former Empire. Benji