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From: irish690 <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Tonic vs Pop.
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 20:36:23 -0700
Ha! I have to put my 2 cents in.....We are also in Phoenix....and you do
get very pusseled looks if asking for a Frappe :) I grew up in MI, but
lived most of my life in the south
(Dr Pepper Country) and I am now married to a Boston kid. In MI it was
"pop", and we smuggled in DR Pepper from our trips to vist our southern
kin. In the south it was a "soda", and if you ordered a soda in MI (as my
young mother once found out) they ask what flavor, she said
strawberry....and was presented with a strawberry milk shake.
Here in Phoenix....it seems to be "pop" again....or giant "Big Gulps" that
you can not even hold when you drive and drink cup holders are to small to
handle. I never really knew what a "Frappe" was...thought it an antiquated
term really......until my first trip to the Boston area, when we walked
into Bob's Muffin Shop in Weymouth and hubby ordered a Frappe.....I was a
bit disappointed when he was served a........soda pop......my own term, I
got tired of trying to remember where to order what :-)
At 09:29 PM 11/30/99 EST, you wrote:
>I grew up in Westwood, MA (now live in Phoenix) and back home we still call
>any kind of soda Tonic and a shake is still a frappe. If you ask for a
>frappe here in Arizona, you'll get a puzzled look!
>I went to an ice cream place here and asked for "jimmies" . I got a blank
>stare and a "Huh?" and realized people from the southwest call them
>How about that thing women carry?? Back home we call them pocketbooks and
>out here in AZ we call them purses.
>My kids spend the summers back home in Westwood with my parents so they are
>familiar with the different terms but my son, Terry, still insists on a
>frappe here in AZ! Oh, don't ask for a shake in Boston...or you'll get
>whipped up milk...no ice cream in that one!
>Lisa M. V. Priore
>(formerly of Westwood and Walpole,MA)
>PRIORE PREVETT BONANNO DEDOMINCIS SEARS CYR
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