pop-soda, etc (+ Providence, RI)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jul 19 17:19:54 UTC 2002

At 11:47 AM -0400 7/19/02, Catherine Aman wrote:
>Shades of Jim Belushi (Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Pepsi, Coke, Coke).
>I went to college in Providence and was amazed to discover something on
>menus called a cabinet. Turned out to be a milkshake, not a piece of
Yes, "cabinet" for 'milk shake' is standardly listed as a Rhode
Island shibboleth, but I wasn't sure I believed it until I saw them
listed as such in a snack shop in the Westerly/Misquamicut area
(southwestern R.I.).


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