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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@...>

>CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU writes: >>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.