Soda pop

Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Tue Jun 11 17:52:16 UTC 2002

--On Tuesday, June 11, 2002 10:46 am -0700 Ed Keer <edkeer at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

> Can anyone suggest a term for clear sodas/pops (like
> 7-up or sprite) that would the most generally
> accepted/understood?
> I am writing a brochure that could be going out
> accross the country. One of the topics in it is tips
> for fighting nausea, and we currently suggest drinking
> a "clear soda", but aren't sure if that is an east
> coast bias. Any suggestions appreciated.

Yes, I think that in many places "clear soda" would be interpreted as club
soda or the like (only).  If you want it to include club soda, then "a
clear carbonated drink" should work.  If you don't want to include club
soda, then I'd either just add "like Sprite or 7-UP" at the end or "a
lemon-lime flavored carbonated drink".


Dr M Lynne Murphy
Lecturer in Linguistics
Acting Director, MA in Applied Linguistics
School of Cognitive and Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
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