Soda pop

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Jun 11 18:01:27 UTC 2002

It sure is regional. For me, "soda" is "seltzer" or "soda water," so
the "clear" is redundant. I know that's not what you wanted to hear
since your after a general "full" term, but I don't think you'll find
one with no regional differentiation.) Even if "clear" is good (and I
think it is), where I grew up, it would have to be "clear soft drink."


>Can anyone suggest a term for clear sodas/pops (like
>7-up or sprite) that would the most generally
>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.
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Dennis R. Preston
Department of Linguistics and Languages
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824-1027 USA
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