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Miserable English bastard. I love donuts and coffee.
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Posted on 25th Mar at 1:58 PM, with 48 notes
sylvia-scarlett:

boston:

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

sylvia-scarlett:

boston:

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

  1. justjoanne reblogged this from herblondness
  2. catsncigarettes reblogged this from capillaries
  3. zero-x-zero reblogged this from boston
  4. kmtam reblogged this from boston and added:
    My mom is still holding out.
  5. jenandtonic reblogged this from boston and added:
    That’s what I called it as a kid growing up on the south shore.
  6. khealywu reblogged this from weaziller77 and added:
    My grammy still says tonic. My dad does sometimes.
  7. thelittlethingswedotogether reblogged this from boston
  8. weaziller77 reblogged this from boston
  9. icancstructures reblogged this from boston and added:
    This regional term is going by the wayside. How sad.
  10. herblondness reblogged this from boston and added:
    Reblogging for Joanne.
  11. heathalouise reblogged this from boston and added:
    Amazing. The grocery store in my hometown still has a “tonic” aisle.
  12. lecochonbleu reblogged this from capillaries and added:
    I wish there were an English version of this. British English is very slowly but very definitely being Americanised and...
  13. capillaries reblogged this from boston and added:
    Dictionary of American Regional English? I want it. /I read dictionaries, deal with it.
  14. drwh0 reblogged this from boston and added:
    It’s sad to see this regional difference go away.
  15. backofthejazzbus reblogged this from boston and added:
    I DON’T AGREE WITH THIS!! ITS FUCKING TONIC!!! #TrueBostonian
  16. foryou-iwill12 reblogged this from boston
  17. fattyftw reblogged this from boston and added:
    The more you know…
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