Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 08:32:16 -0500
From: Lou Maris marisl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MILWAUKEE.TEC.WI.US
Subject: Re: Student Q: pop/soda/coke/cola
Southeastern Wisconsin is "soda" country. Occasionaly, "soda pop" or "soda
water". Growing up in the 50's, I can't remember hearing pop at all.
Of course here in Milwaukee we use the terms "bubbler" for drinking
fountain. It's one way you can spot a native Milwaukeean.
At 12:41 AM 10/19/96 +1608,.
Donald M. Lance wrote:
there's a soda/pop isogloss in Michigan -- like Missouri, with pop being
west of soda, and the latter being urban in flavor. Maybe in Minnesota or
When I moved from Chicago to Burlington, Wisconsin (75 miles NW of Chicago),
in 1975, I crossed a soda/pop boundary, but I'm not sure which way. I think
it was pop in Chicago and soda in Burlington -- oldtimers disease, you know.
Lou Maris (414) 297-7368
Milwaukee Area Technical College
700 W. State Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233