Carbonated beverages

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Sep 3 10:48:57 UTC 2002

Easy to see why not. Bloomington is geographically but not culturally
south of Indianapolis. Why would a bunch of Minnesotans just going to
school in southern Indiana know anything about Bar-B-Que?


>At 05:40 PM 9/2/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>>So limited (Chicago) is Mike's experience that he believes that "soft
>>drink" is only a written form (or an "explanatory" one for non-native
>>If he would get in his old VW Peace bus and drive south of
>>Indianapolis (where he could even find that Bar-B-Que is not a
>>synonym for "cookout" or "grill"), he would discover otherwise.
>I lived in Bloomington ten years but don't recall a distinctive meaning for
>Bar-B-Que???  Now Gnaw Bone and Bean Blossom I DO remember.

Dennis R. Preston
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