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Now we all know that's a harmonization of the root or
first degree of the scale, but nothing like a root beer.
From: Thomas B. Passin [mailto:email@example.com]
[John Cowan]> Bullard, Claude L (Len) scripsit:
> > In the North, these are 'pops'. If you ask for a
> > 'pop' in the South, they look at you strangely but
> > if you keep insisting, they will pop you. This usually
> > just results in a sore arm or nose. In the North,
> > if they pop you, it results in a trip to the mortuary.
> True. But "pop" for "soda" is not understood everywhere.
> If I ordered a "pop" here in NYC I would expect to get asked
> for clarification.
Tonic. It's a "tonic" ... in some parts of New England.