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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 ( #290326=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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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)
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Re: Re: Re: I refer to a non-specified carbonated beverage as a:
by benizi (Hermit) on Sep 11, 2003 at 15:54 UTC
    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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