In Boston, ‘tonic’ gives way to ‘soda’
For most Bostonians, the carbonated drink is now “soda,” not “tonic,” and the final volume of a new dictionary sheds light on the history of the usage.
Dictionary of American Regional English? I want it.
/I read dictionaries, deal with it.
I wish there were an English version of this. British English is very slowly but very definitely being Americanised and something like this would make for a very interesting yardstick