Re: General American (was "y" and "r" (Uusisuom))
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 4, 2001, 4:14|
On Sun, 1 Apr 2001 18:13:26 -0800, Barry Garcia <Barry_Garcia@...>
>>My vocabulary is more confused than anything else, but I run afoul of
>>things like soda vs. pop
>Ugh, i hate hearing people say "pop" for soda :). Of course, out here in
>California we say soda.
I lived so long away from pop-speaking territory that I stopped using that
word a long time ago, but I never picked up the southern habit of saying
"Coke" for everything, even non-cola soft drinks. I almost always use a
more specific word like "root beer", "ginger ale", or "Vernors". But now
that I'm back in Michigan, I guess I can start using it again. Ludireo uses
the word "läsk", borrowed from Swedish.