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Re: I refer to a non-specified carbonated beverage as a:

by jdtoronto (Prior)
on Sep 09, 2003 at 16:02 UTC ( #290078=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I refer to a non-specified carbonated beverage as a:

Inside the US the situation is pretty clearly understood.

Outside the US (I have lived in many parts of Europe, the UK, Canada and Australia as well as the US) this possibly applies:

  • Soda: Soda Water similar to club soda.
  • Tonic: Tonic Water - as in Gin and Tonic.
  • Pop: rarely heard
  • Soft Drink: Pretty universal where English is spoken
  • Fizzy Drink: Never heard it anywhere!
  • Pop: common in parts of Eastern Canada - used interchangeably with soft-drink.

    jdtoronto - gee, guess where I live now :)


  • Comment on Re: I refer to a non-specified carbonated beverage as a:
    Re: Re: I refer to a non-specified carbonated beverage as a:
    by blackstarr (Pilgrim) on Sep 11, 2003 at 08:10 UTC
      South Africa uses "fizzy drink"!

      Beverages in general are either "hot drinks" or "cool drinks".
      Carbonated cool drinks are called "fizzy drinks" or "coke".

      So Long
      blackstarr

    Re: Re: I refer to a non-specified carbonated beverage as a:
    by shotgunefx (Parson) on Sep 19, 2003 at 12:49 UTC
      Tonic is Cola here in Boston. It confuses the hell out of people who aren't from around these parts. I ask "You want some tonic?" and they don't know what to think.

      -Lee

      "To be civilized is to deny one's nature."

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