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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,
morganpalaeo@NETYP.COM.AU writes:

> 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 Canada. Doug


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>