Date: Tue, 17 May 1994 08:10:29 EDT From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: pop -- aka "dope" in these parts In San Antonio, Texas, in the late fifties, my father used the term "dope" to refer to paint for model airplanes--and for illicit drugs. I remember his refusing to drive down a certain country road near Kelly AFB because people down there used "dope." A model airplane builder, I said that I used "dope," and he had to broaden my understanding of the term. I haven't heard "dope" used for paint since that time. Speaking of soda water, when I was child, we made fun of each other for drinking Dr. Pepper because we thought that it contained prune juice--a different kind of drug from the dope said to be in Coca Cola. When I hear a commercial telling me that Dr. Pepper (the "friendly pepper-upper" at 10, 2, or 4) is "so misunderstood," I have a scatological vision that makes me smile. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]