Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 09:18:56 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: pop/green/string beans
They've always been string beans to me. "Green beans" sounds to me as
it would be said by those who say "pop" instead of "soda". (This
reflects my New York City roots.) Larry
NO! NO! NO! NO! I grew up on pop! (Los Angeles)
NO NO NO NO NO I grew on coke! (Louisville)
NO NO NO NO NO NO! I grew up in Louisville earlier (much earlier) on soft
My two-year-old daughter identified all bubbly soft drinks at first as
"Diet Coke," the premier addiction of her mother. Since Diet Pepsis all
always cheaper at our local discount store, the child more regularly hears
and now understands "Diet Pepsi" as the generic term. Yesterday she passed
a store-brand soft drink machine and asked for a "Diet Pepsi orange."
I've noticed that my wife and her friends always ask one another about
having a "Diet Coke" and never a "coke"--since they won't drink any kind of
bubbly soft drink with sugar in it. Asking for a "Co-Cola," of course,
would be anathema in their upwardly bound way of thinking.
I grew up on soda water in San Antonio. I bought it at the ice house.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu