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Re: Etymologies and Dialects

by ailie (Friar)
on Sep 09, 2003 at 23:23 UTC ( #290221=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Etymologies and Dialects
in thread I refer to a non-specified carbonated beverage as a:

Tonic is a Boston term. I'm not sure how far it extends regionally - it may be another odd New England term like frappe. It always throws me for a loop because I tend to think of tonic as having the words "gin and" preceding it.

I don't know if it's used elsewhere.

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Re: Re: Etymologies and Dialects
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 11, 2004 at 13:29 UTC
    it may be another odd New England term like frappe

    That really made me laugh. Frappe is used all over europe and america (west coast at least).

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[perldigious]: Also, made the unhappy discovery that the ticks have become active already this year... I really, really hate ticks.
[Lotus1]: perldigious I found out recently that opossums are very good at killing ticks.
Your Mother is lucky to only have to carry a kayak 15 feet to put in.
[perldigious]: If I was given the option to remove either mosquitos or ticks from the world... I think I'd pick ticks, even though I'd guess most would go the other way.
[Lotus1]: when they grooms themselves they eat any ticks they find. and apparently lots of ticks latch onto opossums.
[Your Mother]: There is a nice looking—don’t know first hand—new tool being market for removing ticks.
[Your Mother]: (marketed)
[Lotus1]: at least ticks don't fly
[1nickt]: We have a new tick in cenral New Jersey this year. The Lone Star tick -- no Lyme, but will give you an allergy to red meat!
[Your Mother]: "Tick Twister."

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