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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:tpassin@comcast.net]

[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.


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