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

minnow at minnow at
Wed Jan 19 10:58:31 EST 2005

>On Tuesday 18 January 2005 17:30, deborah.dwj at wrote:
>> ObDWJ: Charles Morgan's need for precise language becomes much more
>> difficult in a context like this.  What are you asking for when you
>> request "soda" if you speak multiple dialects?

and Irina replied

>Would you like baking soda or washing soda?

Just don't make it caustic soda by mistake.


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