CHAT: Soda vs. Pop, was Re: Dialect and register
|From:||Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 29, 2002, 16:11|
In a message dated 12/29/2002 6:40:10 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> Thomas R. Wier wrote:
> > Anyone saying "soda" or "pop" is likewise immediately marked as an
> > outsider -- the proper word being "coke", of course.
> Are you saying that "coke" in your area is generic for any carbonated
> drink, not just for cola? So, a fanta is a coke for example?
Interested persons will want to check out the Pop vs. Soda Page:
illustrating the distribution of "soda," "pop," and "coke" in the USA and