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I suppose that does make sense, that it's a geographic thing.

I was just a little put off by being told that Canada hadn't graduated to the modern terms yet.

I like your library terminology reference. I had a friend who always used to tell me he was "going to see a man about a horse."

There is one thing that struck me here in California, and this is a general thought, and not meant to insult or infer anything as I know we have some Californians here. Where I grew up (Southern Ontario) someone could use any of the terms we have discussed, restroom/bathroom/washroom, soda/pop, etc., and we would be able to know what was being said. However, for the first little while here in California, I was met with blank or puzzled stares when I didn't use the exact terminology. I found that strange based on the amount of 'immigration' into this state.

I once told a young lady here, that her drink was 'on the house,' and had to repeat it about 3 times before going into detail to explain what I meant. I understand that phrases are certainly geographic by nature, but thought that one was universal ....


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Soda - or Pop 177 quixote 26-Sep-06 05:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 89 Gengus 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 139 Broker 26-Sep-06 15:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 101 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 235 Bent 27-Sep-06 03:40
Re: Soda - or Pop 132 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:54
Re: Soda - or Pop 143 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:44
Re: Soda - or Pop 80 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:38
Re: Red-up 160 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Red-up 136 Gengus 27-Sep-06 13:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 137 lovejoy 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 147 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:41
Re: Soda - or Pop 150 Mercury Rapids 26-Sep-06 12:49
Re: Soda - or Pop 137 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:46
Re: Soda - or Pop 152 Mercury Rapids 27-Sep-06 00:08
Re: Soda - or Pop 115 Bewildered 27-Sep-06 01:15
Re: Soda - or Pop 187 OakeyDokey 26-Sep-06 19:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 131 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:47
Re: Soda - or Pop 122 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:07
Re: Soda - or Pop 93 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:48
Re: Soda - or Pop 122 debraregypt 26-Sep-06 20:43
Re: Soda - or Pop 73 Richard Fusniak 26-Sep-06 21:55
Re: Soda - or Pop 110 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 144 Richard Essame 26-Sep-06 22:45
Re: Soda - or Pop 124 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:09
Re: Soda - or Pop 125 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:16
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 177 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 04:58
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 129 Briffits 27-Sep-06 06:07
Re:Soda/Pop 171 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 07:14
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 155 Mark Staab 27-Sep-06 16:22
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 141 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:32
Opps, forgot to add link 92 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Opps, forgot to add link 120 Mark Staab 28-Sep-06 06:55
Mark 138 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 08:22
Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 133 come on pilgrim 27-Sep-06 15:48
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 199 Bent 27-Sep-06 20:19
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 128 Briffits 27-Sep-06 23:21
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 103 come on pilgrim 28-Sep-06 01:29
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 133 Briffits 28-Sep-06 04:25
soft drinks 128 julietta 28-Sep-06 03:33
Re: soft drinks 115 Susan Doris 28-Sep-06 08:25
Re: Soda - or Pop 88 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 261 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:33
Re: Soda - or Pop 132 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 227 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:59
Re: Soda - or Pop 110 Kboldt 29-Sep-06 16:24
Re: Soda - or Pop 119 kevinl 01-Oct-06 03:54

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