Dispatches from District 48
These have been kicking around the Internet for a while but this is the most extensive set (over a hundred) that I have seen (You can get an accurate guess as to where I grew up by the name I gave the image below)
I hope we used stimulus money to mine this data.
Got me right. I'm from a soda fringe. Dallas, now, reminds me of a woman there calling Car Talk about battery terminal corrosion. "Do you have any Coke?" "NO, I don't!" (Guess Dr. Pepper--Bingo!)
For you coke people: Do I order an orange coke?
Waiter: What would you like to drink?
Customer: A coke.
Waiter: What kind of coke?
Customer: A Fanta Orange.
In parts of Scotland they use the word "ginger". http://voices.yahoo.com/top-ten-scottish-patter-phrases-words-11501774.html
Warren, coke came later. When I was a teenager (late 40's), we would go to the soda fountain in our drugstore and order a "co cola". (That's southern for coca cola.)
How about water fountain versus bubbler?