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Quote from: Eric A. Taylor on 06/11/2009 19:02:38... Hope Dave can say "lemonade, or 2 liter pop bottle" in the future.I find differences between "American" and "English" English interesting. North American usages for pop United StatesCoke, in most of the South, including New Mexico and much of eastern and southern Oklahoma. Some older generations of Southerners refer to soft drinks as dope. Pop in most of the Midwest and Mountain West and into the western part of the Northeast, including such cities as Chicago IL; Cleveland OH; Pittsburgh PA; Detroit MI; Minneapolis-St. Paul MN; Erie PA and Buffalo NY; and as far south as the northern half of OK. The majority of the states of IA and MI (including the UP), especially the Metro Detroit area specifically call soft drinks Pop (Faygo, a brand of soft drink made in Detroit is an example of this). Soft drink predominates in the lower Midwest, such as southern Indiana. Soda in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic states, the Southwest (CA, NV, AZ), HA, parts of FL (especially South Florida, in the Miami area), and small parts of the Midwest (around St. Louis; and Southeast WI). Tonic is sometimes used in eastern New England, but more specifically Boston, although the usage is being replaced with soda; cola drinks are generally referred to as Coke (or sometimes Pepsi) unless another brand is specified. Soda pop is used by some speakers, especially in the mountain west. Soda or drinks is common in ID and UT. Drink, cold drink, and soda are locally common in southern VA and the NC and SC, spreading from there as far as LA. Cold drink is the phrase of choice in New Orleans LA. At many restaurants in the US, the products of only a single major beverage producer, such as The Coca-Cola Company or PepsiCo, are available. While patrons requesting a coke may be truly indifferent as to which cola brand they receive, the careful server will confirm intent with a question like Is Pepsi ok? Similarly, 7 Up or Sprite may indicate whichever clear, carbonated, citrus-flavored drink happens to be at hand. The generic uses of these brand names does not affect the local usage of the words pop or soda, to mean any carbonated beverage. CanadaPop EnglishUne boisson gazeuse French
... Hope Dave can say "lemonade, or 2 liter pop bottle" in the future.I find differences between "American" and "English" English interesting.
Indecently Lemonade in the US was a completely different drink to the lemonade in Australia..