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in Scotchland :

by zuqif (Hermit)
on Sep 09, 2003 at 12:01 UTC ( #289994=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I'd say 'ginger' or 'brew' :
a bottle o' ginger

the 'qif;

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Re: in Scotchland :
by BazB (Priest) on Sep 10, 2003 at 23:18 UTC

    Brew (or probably Bru from Irn Bru) is likely to work anywhere in Scotland, but you'll probably only get Irn Bru using that phrase.

    Irn Bru outsells Coca-Cola in Scotland. IIRC, it's the only country in the World where Coca-Cola isn't the number one soft drink.

    Ginger (which I originally thought would mean Irn Bru only - due to it's recognisible colour) actually applies to any carbonated beverage and seems to be a phrase local to Glasgow.

    If the information in this post is inaccurate, or just plain wrong, don't just downvote - please post explaining what's wrong.
    That way everyone learns.

      nope - in peru, Inca Kola is the most popular "soft drink", which at least used to be independant from coca cola when i lived there - but roumor has it that the coca-cola company bought them a while back...
      really worth a try, btw...once you get used to the taste, it can be quite nice...

        It tastes ultra-sweet, like the pink bubble gum we used to chew back when we were in grammar school. You can never get used to that :P


      Well ++BazB,
      I had to vote "Other" because in the UK we don't use terms like that, but Irn Bru is the wickedest {ahem} 'soft drink' in the known universe. For hang overs it is the best cure known to man, tastes good (if you're a Celt) and is Scotlands "Other national drink".

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