A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 25, 2004
Soda (for “pop")
"Soda." Only "soda."

Not "pop." Not "soda pop." Not "soft drink." Not "cola," although people will understand that. Not "coke," or you'll get a Coca-Cola. Not "tonic," or you'll probably get a Schweppes.

The Dictionary of American Regional English is does not have a "sofa" entry yet (that volume is due out soon), but the "pop" entry states that "pop" is less frequent in the North Atlantic states.

See:

http://www.popvssoda.com
Posted by Barry Popik
Food/Drink • (0) Comments • Saturday, December 25, 2004 • Permalink