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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 221 quixote 26-Sep-06 05:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 124 Gengus 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 172 Broker 26-Sep-06 15:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 131 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 279 Bent 27-Sep-06 03:40
Re: Soda - or Pop 166 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:54
Re: Soda - or Pop 178 Gengus 27-Sep-06 12:44
Re: Soda - or Pop 118 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:38
Re: Red-up 191 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Red-up 171 Gengus 27-Sep-06 13:03
Re: Soda - or Pop 175 lovejoy 26-Sep-06 12:12
Re: Soda - or Pop 181 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:41
Re: Soda - or Pop 198 Mercury Rapids 26-Sep-06 12:49
Re: Soda - or Pop 183 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:46
Re: Soda - or Pop 189 Mercury Rapids 27-Sep-06 00:08
Re: Soda - or Pop 142 Bewildered 27-Sep-06 01:15
Re: Soda - or Pop 224 OakeyDokey 26-Sep-06 19:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 161 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:47
Re: Soda - or Pop 153 Briffits 26-Sep-06 20:07
Re: Soda - or Pop 126 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:48
Re: Soda - or Pop 166 debraregypt 26-Sep-06 20:43
Re: Soda - or Pop 96 Richard Fusniak 26-Sep-06 21:55
Re: Soda - or Pop 144 quixote 26-Sep-06 22:10
Re: Soda - or Pop 189 Richard Essame 26-Sep-06 22:45
Re: Soda - or Pop 156 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:09
Re: Soda - or Pop 159 Briffits 26-Sep-06 23:16
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 209 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 04:58
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 177 Briffits 27-Sep-06 06:07
Re:Soda/Pop 201 Astikapati 27-Sep-06 07:14
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 189 Mark Staab 27-Sep-06 16:22
Re:Soft drink/ Outhouse 168 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:32
Opps, forgot to add link 113 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 05:36
Re: Opps, forgot to add link 154 Mark Staab 28-Sep-06 06:55
Mark 173 Astikapati 28-Sep-06 08:22
Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 164 come on pilgrim 27-Sep-06 15:48
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 248 Bent 27-Sep-06 20:19
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 160 Briffits 27-Sep-06 23:21
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 139 come on pilgrim 28-Sep-06 01:29
Re: Fuzzy's favourite pop.... 163 Briffits 28-Sep-06 04:25
soft drinks 172 julietta 28-Sep-06 03:33
Re: soft drinks 148 Susan Doris 28-Sep-06 08:25
Re: Soda - or Pop 116 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:23
Re: Soda - or Pop 322 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:33
Re: Soda - or Pop 166 OCaptain 29-Sep-06 15:51
Re: Soda - or Pop 274 Bent 29-Sep-06 15:59
Re: Soda - or Pop 143 Kboldt 29-Sep-06 16:24
Re: Soda - or Pop 149 kevinl 01-Oct-06 03:54


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