The Colbert Report: "soda water"

Bill Le May blemay0 at MCHSI.COM
Thu May 14 16:14:38 UTC 2009

My grandmother (born 1884 Galena, IL) used that term often for flavored
carbonated drinks.  She also called 7-Up "white soda".

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> Did anyone else notice the inadvertent use of (old?) Southern "soda
> _water_" by Colbert, a native of South Carolina, in an environment in
> which he otherwise was using "soda _pop_"?

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