End of ADS-L Digest - 20 May 1994 to 21 May 1994 ************************************************ There are 2 messages totalling 59 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. pop/soda + queries (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 23 May 1994 22:24:37 CST From: Luanne von Schneidemesser Subject: pop/soda + queries John McGalliard used to tell the story of coming up north, I believe to Chicago, fresh from North Carolina after graduating there in the 1920's and asking in the drugstore for a dope. He soon -- very soon -- learned that dope was a regional term. A very obscure reference to the question of soda/pop/tonic/dope is by David Vander Meulen in the Calvin Spark, 1983, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 12-14 (= Calvin College Alumni magazine) in a short article on DARE and Calvin's contributions to it. The maps probably won't xerox, since the dots are red. To summarize briefly, DARE found: pop is the main term in the Inland North, North Central, Upper Midwest, and West (DARE's definitions), although it is scattered throughout the US; soda is used most heavily in the Northeast; tonic is reported from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine; and dope is given from South Carolina especially, with scattered reports from nearby states (see DARE, vol. 2). A few questions for all of you, to help us clarify a few concepts or terms -- can you help us? What is the meaning of "meat fisherman"? Also (and I think I queried this before but got no responses), who or what do you consider to be responsible for the leaves turning red or yellow in the fall? As a kid, long before the scientific explanation was made clear to me, I had a name for or notion of this. Am I the only one? And what do you call it when a bunch of kids pile on top of each other? Thanks. Luanne ! Luanne von Schneidemesser, 608-263-2748 DARE, 6129 Helen C. White Hall, 600 North Park, Madison, WI 53706