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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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