Americanisms (was RE: Sorcery and Cecilia and Desert Island
Belben, Philip ( Energy Wholesale )
Philip.Belben at eon-uk.com
Wed Jan 19 07:28:40 EST 2005
Ros quoted Kylie:
>> Soft drink.
>> Shopping bag. Or plastic bag.
>> Pram. Pusher sometimes if the baby sits upright.
>> Roll (or sub if it is from Subway).
>> School bag.
Yet more of you who call fizzy drinks "soft drinks". If I was told that only soft drinks were to be served at a party, I'd be _very_ surprised and disappointed not to get fruit juice, or at least squash (by which I mean a fruit cordial made from concentrate, non-fizzy). To me, "soft drink" means served cold and contains no alcohol.
Oh, and I put groceries in a shopping basket, if I remember to take it. Not just the wire thing I carry around the supermarket, but the rush basket I take to carry them home in. Supplemented by carrier bags or shopping bags. I almost never buy enough in one go to need a trolley.
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