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Saturday Six #543

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Soda or pop? When I grew up, we called everything a Coke, even if it were Pepsi. (Shows you how popular Coke is, doesn’t it?)

To this day, I’ll still ask for a Diet Coke, and I’m aways amused when a server sheepishly asks if Diet Pepsi is okay? I appreciate the fact that they’d ask, and that they understand I’d be able to taste the difference. But at the same time, if that’s my choice, naturally, I’ll take it.

That’s one of the questions I’m asking this week about how you say certain things.

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your blog… But don’t forget to leave a link to your blog so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. When you want to refer to a Coke or Pepsi generically, would you be more likely to say “soda” or “pop”?

2. When it comes to meal at midday, would you be more likely to say “lunch” or “dinner”?

3. When it comes to the final meal of the day, would you be more likely to say “dinner” or “supper”?

4. Do you call the interstate a “highway” or a “freeway”?

5. Are you more likely to refer to a vacuum cleaner as a “sweeper” or a “vacuum”?

6. When you cook food outdoors over the fire, do you call it “grilling” or “barbecuing”?

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These were fun. My answers are here:    I’ve just asked my husband the same questions, and he responded with one of his own: when you’re talking about traveling, do you refer to the trip in distance or how long it will take to get where you’re going? He and I disagree, and I made a distinction between short and long trips.


My answers are posted here…