The Great Pop vs. Soda Controversy

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Mon May 21 23:51:01 UTC 2007

>So we're walking along, going down side streets from Forbes Ave, looking
>for somewhere he can buy something to drink, when we see an old guy
>walking along the other side of the street. "Hey!" calls Mike, the
>thirsty New Hampshirean (yeah, i know, i know, Nutmegger). "You know
>where i can buy a soda?"

He ain't a Nutmegger 'lessin' he's from Connecticut.

Here in Worcester, the term is "tonic," though I've heard it in vivo
only from the same informant, so I think it's dying out.

---Amy West

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