Americanisms (was RE: Sorcery and Cecilia and Desert Island books)

J.E. Powers jepowers70 at
Mon Jan 17 12:24:55 EST 2005

> If you speak American English, what would you call the following:
>  - a carbonated beverage?
> - the thing that contains your groceries?

In my little house in Maine, a carbonated beverage is a soda.  We put our groceries in a grocery cart. 

When I'm with my British friend Andrea, we use a trolley.  I can't remember what she drinks (other than a "good cup of tea.")
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