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JoelF wrote:It would be interesting to see what advertising spurred this division in those markets.
stevez wrote:I wonder if the pop/soda/Coke borders roughly approximate the sack/bag borders or if that is a completely diffenent distinction.
JoelF wrote:Coke's expansion all the way up to Indianapolis is not too surprising either, given the southern leanings of that town.
Dr. Lydia Gray/Dr. Lydia Miller is a crook who stole her posision away from a real honest horse lover who only cared about others
What? Whats that Lassie? Little Timmy fell down tha well? Well give him some RED BULL, IT GIVES YOUS WINGS!!!
LAZ wrote:The term "soda" is used in Detroit, but only for the clear liquid you mix with scotch and the drink made with ice cream and syrup.
annieb wrote:Vernor's was a Detroit drink when I was growing up, not really available outside the Detroit area at all.
Christopher Gordon wrote:"Pop" will always sound infantilized to my Texan ears.
David Hammond wrote:Christopher Gordon wrote:"Pop" will always sound infantilized to my Texan ears.
Though "pop" is the word I grew up with, I understand why you would feel that way. "Pop" is almost not a word, slipping out in a way that may not even be comprehensible to a non-native speaker, a silly monosyllable. I prefer "soda," for purely sonic qualities.
trixie-pea wrote:What kind of English do you speak?
Interesting, according to this blog quiz, this is my Linguistic Profile:
75% General American English
10% Upper Midwestern
JimInLoganSquare wrote:I used the word "soda" to refer to a soda, and the professor, with some level of condescension or apprehension or other negative energy said,
Regional vocabulary differences engender silliness and infantilism in otherwise sane people...