Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 09:18:56 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: pop/green/string beans >>> >>> > They've always been string beans to me. "Green beans" sounds to me as >>>though >>> > it would be said by those who say "pop" instead of "soda". (This >>>presumably >>> > 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 >drink. >Dennis Preston 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. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]