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Hi Mike,

In my little neck of the woods, in North Carolina U.S.A. we always said "soft-drink" To us this referred to any soda drink w/o alcohol. When Soda-Fountains came into being the word Soda became popular but we would usually order a soda at a soda fountain and a soft-drink elsewhere. And they were soooo good in a glass bottle sitting in a tub of ice.

As kids we use to find it funny when someone started using the word "pop" and respond with "you want a pop? I'll give you a "pop" and then pretend to hit them, as pop was a term reserved by ones parents as a mild form of discipline.

Got curious about the history of soft drinks, here's a short read you might like.
[inventors.about.com]

We usually say bathroom for a home, restroom for public facilities. And then there is still the rare "outhouse" to be found. Merc might like this model :)))))))) it"s a small, enclosed bog, so to speak, separate from a living facility.

Sorry to your Americian friend but I think Soda is an older term than Pop. You hip Canadians you :)

Pati

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Soda - or Pop 234 quixote 26-Sep-06 05:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 134 Gengus 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 183 Broker 26-Sep-06 15:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 146 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 294 Bent 27-Sep-06 03:40
Re: Soda - or Pop 177 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:54
Re: Soda - or Pop 188 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:44
Re: Soda - or Pop 128 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:38
Re: Red-up 202 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Red-up 181 Gengus 27-Sep-06 13:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 185 lovejoy 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 191 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:41
Re: Soda - or Pop 214 Mercury Rapids 26-Sep-06 12:49
Re: Soda - or Pop 194 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:46
Re: Soda - or Pop 204 Mercury Rapids 27-Sep-06 00:08
Re: Soda - or Pop 152 Bewildered 27-Sep-06 01:15
Re: Soda - or Pop 236 OakeyDokey 26-Sep-06 19:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 170 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:47
Re: Soda - or Pop 163 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:07
Re: Soda - or Pop 136 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:48
Re: Soda - or Pop 175 debraregypt 26-Sep-06 20:43
Re: Soda - or Pop 106 Richard Fusniak 26-Sep-06 21:55
Re: Soda - or Pop 155 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 201 Richard Essame 26-Sep-06 22:45
Re: Soda - or Pop 167 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:09
Re: Soda - or Pop 169 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:16
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 219 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 04:58
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 187 Briffits 27-Sep-06 06:07
Re:Soda/Pop 210 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 07:14
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 199 Mark Staab 27-Sep-06 16:22
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 180 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:32
Opps, forgot to add link 122 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Opps, forgot to add link 165 Mark Staab 28-Sep-06 06:55
Mark 184 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 08:22
Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 172 come on pilgrim 27-Sep-06 15:48
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 264 Bent 27-Sep-06 20:19
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 170 Briffits 27-Sep-06 23:21
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 148 come on pilgrim 28-Sep-06 01:29
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 171 Briffits 28-Sep-06 04:25
soft drinks 183 julietta 28-Sep-06 03:33
Re: soft drinks 158 Susan Doris 28-Sep-06 08:25
Re: Soda - or Pop 127 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 338 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:33
Re: Soda - or Pop 178 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 291 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:59
Re: Soda - or Pop 154 Kboldt 29-Sep-06 16:24
Re: Soda - or Pop 162 kevinl 01-Oct-06 03:54


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