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Re: Etymologies and Dialects

by fglock (Vicar)
on Sep 09, 2003 at 14:36 UTC ( #290051=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:

You must see this :)

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Re: Re: Etymologies and Dialects
by Enlil (Parson) on Sep 09, 2003 at 19:19 UTC
    Awesome link.++

    I don't care for calling it a "coke" as often times that is what I get.. and not to start a debate, but it is not my drink of choice, when wanting a soda.

    Anyhow, I believe I ended up calling it a "soda" because of the proximity of where I grew up to here. (which surprisingly your link has both types of folks in that region, as there aren't that many people there, and most of the ones I knew FWIR called it "soda" as well).

    The adult folk used to drive out to Hooper Springs and mix Kool-Aid™ with the water and call force it on the children as "soda" (or "glorified Kool-Aid™").

    (please excuse my reminiscing)


      I don't care for calling it a "coke" as often times that is what I get.. and not to start a debate, but it is not my drink of choice

      Personally, I'm not much for cola either. Give me tapwater, or root beer, or skim milk, or Dr Pepper, or Kool-Aid, or Mt Dew, or Sprite, or tea (brewed strong, black with nothing, black with sugar and vanilla, or green with sugar and ginger), or something. I can drink cola, but I don't get excited about it, and I'd rather drink something else.

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Re: Etymologies and Dialects
by jonadab (Parson) on Sep 10, 2003 at 01:01 UTC

    Yeah. Since I'm from Ohio, you can probably guess what I call the stuff. Though, to be honest, I usually refer to a specific type ("root beer", "cola", or cetera), or if I'm including various types of things to drink there are almost certainly some included that are not carbonated (water, Kool-Aid, milk, ..., so I just call them "beverages".

    Oh, a fun thing to do: next time somebody asks you what you want to drink (especially if it's somebody taking your order at a restaurant), matter-of-factly ask for "room-temperature tapwater", and watch the reaction. You get some weird looks. I didn't think anything about it (I drink quarts of the stuff a day) until I saw how someone else reacted. Apparently, it's not high on everyone's list of things to drink. So if I don't want to elicit a reaction I just order the root beer.

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