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Pop
14
23%
Soda
36
59%
Coke
8
13%
Soft Drink (....weirdo)
3
5%
 
Total votes : 61

Postby Pedantic » Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:46 am

Pacman wrote:Old (pre-1990s) Boston-area slang for a soda:


Tonic.


As in, "Hey Johnny, go to the fridge and get me a tonic."

And of course, we pronounced it "TAWNN'-ick"


Older folks still use the phrase, occasionally, but for the most part, that word has become archaic. Soda has pretty much replaced tonic up here.


When I think tonic, I think gin. O:-)
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Postby JTWood » Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:47 am

Pedantic wrote:When I think tonic, I think gin. O:-)

So does my wife.

B-)
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Postby Phatferd » Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:51 am

In SoCal it is Coke. Soda is a frequent term as well. People wouldn't think twice if it's called either. If you call it pop, people will scratch their heads looking for their dad.
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Postby Pedantic » Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:59 am

JTWood wrote:
Pedantic wrote:When I think tonic, I think gin. O:-)

So does my wife.

B-)


I don't think I like what you're insinuating. ;-7
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Postby Half Massed » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:53 am

bronxxbomber wrote:a lot of people at the cafe must be from the northeast because that's where they call it soda.


Don't forget the west coast.
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Postby Madison » Thu Dec 15, 2005 2:54 am

JTWood wrote:
Pedantic wrote:When I think tonic, I think gin. O:-)

So does my wife.

B-)


Yes she does O:-) .

Oh by the way JT, I pooped in your favorite shoes. :-b

Yeah, I know most of you won't get it, but maybe JT will let you in on it. :-b
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Postby JTWood » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:05 am

Madison wrote:
JTWood wrote:
Pedantic wrote:When I think tonic, I think gin. O:-)

So does my wife.

B-)


Yes she does O:-) .

Oh by the way JT, I pooped under your favorite shoes. :-b

Yeah, I know most of you won't get it, but maybe JT will let you in on it. :-b

That's more accurate to what happened yesterday.

BTW, you're getting better. Now you go to the back door and whine before you mess. I figure you'll be completely house-broken in a couple weeks.

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Postby Coppermine » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:45 am

Where I come from, we call it soda. And no, I don't think that Coke should ever be used as a generic term for soda... that's what the Coca Cola company wants you to do!!!!

I know western PA and the surrounding Pittsburgh area all calls it pop. I think it's annoying and it sounds silly.

Soda all the way, but Soda Popinski disagrees...

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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:56 am

curious_george_43545 wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:It is called soft drink in my neck of the woods, and what the heck is the deal with the "weirdo" part???????


Because I've never heard anyone in my life call it a "soft drink" before :-o




so because you have never heard it called soft drink before makes me the weirdo, well I have never heard it called Pop. I have heard it called Soda before, as when the yankees come to the south to visit their relatives, they will stop by my store and ask for the Soda section. We usually just laugh at them and point them to the soft drink section :-D
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:04 am

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curious_george_43545 wrote:
raiders_umpire wrote:It is called soft drink in my neck of the woods, and what the heck is the deal with the "weirdo" part???????


Because I've never heard anyone in my life call it a "soft drink" before :-o


so because you have never heard it called soft drink before makes me the weirdo, well I have never heard it called Pop. I have heard it called Soda before, as when the yankees come to the south to visit their relatives, they will stop by my store and ask for the Soda section. We usually just laugh at them and point them to the soft drink section :-D


While it may be a little old fashioned, I think the term "soft drink" is pretty popular.

It originated from the term "drink" as in "I'm going to have a drink" or "Can I get you a drink?" referencing a beverage that was hardly soft in nature. When soda hit the market, it was marketed as a soft drink, as in a drink that won't get you drunk. Some people still say it, but like I said, it's a little old fashioned.

For instance, if someone says to me "Can I get you something to drink?" I assume they mean a "soft' drink.

And if someone says to me "Can I get you a drink?" I assume they mean something with aclohol.
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