The Great Pop vs. Soda Controversy

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Wed May 23 18:48:39 UTC 2007

Definitely. "RC," the intitialism for "Royal Crown Cola," enjoyed a syllabic schwa insertion!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 13:27:49 -0500
>From: "Mullins, Bill AMRDEC" <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL>
>Subject: Re: The Great Pop vs. Soda Controversy >
>> Wasn't RC originally "Royal Crown Cola" and a contemporary of NeHi?
>Yes, and I always heard it said "R-oh-C Co-cola".  Properly consumed with a Moon Pie.

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