raiders_umpire wrote: 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
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
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.