Date: Fri, 13 May 1994 10:08:36 -700 From: Keith Russell Subject: Re: pop We have 'pop,' 'soda,' 'soda pop,' and 'soft drink.' What about 'tonic,' which no one has mentioned. Can anyone tell me the distribution of this term, which shocked the first time I heard it from a New Hampshire native? (To me, 'tonic' is medicine, and wouldn't be expected to taste good!) Keith Russell wkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]