"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Cakes & Cupcakes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-21-2011, 01:11 AM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,873
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barbara L View Post

...

This reminds me of the word "soda." If my daughter asked her son to go to the store and buy soda she would expect him to come home with a carbonated soft drink. However, if I had ever asked my daughter to go to the store and buy soda, she had better come home with baking soda.
If I asked for soda, my DH would ask if I meant baking soda or washing soda
__________________

__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 07:48 AM   #12
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 264
I used to call soda "pop" and my southern relatives would laugh at me. They called soda- "drinks." To me, drinks were martinis and such. Now, I say soda. I guess its a regional thing.
__________________

__________________
LAJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 09:17 AM   #13
Master Chef
 
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 9,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
I used to call soda "pop" and my southern relatives would laugh at me. They called soda- "drinks." To me, drinks were martinis and such. Now, I say soda. I guess its a regional thing.
Definitely a regional thing. One of my children, when very young, heard their mother call carbonated soft drinks, soda. They heard me call it "pop". Once day, this child asked us for some pop crackers, meaning soda crackers, of course. I understand from some of my southern friends that any pop or soda in their area is called coke, no matter the flavor.

English and colloquialisms, such an interesting thing is language.

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
__________________
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- http://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2011, 10:28 AM   #14
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 264
Goodweed,
language is a wonderful thing. My cousin in N.C. used to use the word "Cheerwine" for all soft drinks. Its' made by South Carolina bottling Co. and some people have never heard of it. I used to love it. Cross between Cherry Coke and Dr. Pepper, maybe.
__________________

__________________
LAJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.