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

by mildside (Friar)
on Sep 10, 2003 at 00:08 UTC ( #290244=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

I voted "soft drink" as I'm from Australia. Usually mine is a Coke. My wife enjoys a "spider", which is a carbonated drink (often Coke) with ice-cream in it. The other day she had a blue one - I don't know how she does it!

Cheers!


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Re: Re: I refer to a non-specified carbonated beverage as a:
by Phaysis (Pilgrim) on Sep 10, 2003 at 07:00 UTC
    Hey, Mildside.

    Carbonated drink with ice cream in it? In the states, those're called "floats", and they're delicious! A scoop of vanilla ice cream with cold Coca Cola or, better yet, root beer (Barq's or A&W Root Beer are best) poored on top, and you have a party.

    "Spider," eh? I'll add that to my dictionary. Where do you suppose the term comes from?

    (Ph) Phaysis (Shawn)
    If idle hands are the tools of the devil, are idol tools the hands of god?

      From the OED:
      spider, n. 4. Austr. slang. A drink consisting of lemonade and brandy or similar ingredients, mixed; a soft drink with ice-cream floating in it.

      From the quotations following:

      1859 K. CORNWALLIS New World I. 300 Shandy-gaff, or spiders -- the latter to clear their throats of flies as they said.

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