Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Wed Apr 19 20:33:20 UTC 2000

At 02:23 PM 4/19/00 -0400, you wrote:
>As a native Georgian from the non-'lanta area, I can certify that "coke" is
>used as a generic term much the same as kleenex or tupperware or xerox.  I
>don't know how far outside of Georgia's boundaries it goes, but there's also
>a tendency to say "Co-cola" (emphasis on the first or second "co" is
>optional) instead of "Coca-cola."  There's even a guy on the daily stock
>market reports on Georgia Public Radio that pronounces the company's name
>with the "ca" syllable silent.

So does Peter Lynch, THE stock market guy.

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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