Sack / Bag
My first culture shock came when I moved to Colorado. I went into a store and bought a few packs of gum. The lady behind the counter asked if I wanted a sack. I said, "No, just a small bag will be fine." She just gave me a puzzled look. To me a sack is like a potato sack.
Where I grew up, we had the best milkshake in the world. It was called an Awful Awful, then they changed the name to Frible--never tasted the same.
I think a frappe is more like a Slurpee--yuch!
A pop is a lolly pop, not Soda, which is not to be confused with Soda Water. Coke means Coke--not Pepsi, If I want a Pepsi, I'll ask for it. "We don't have Coke. Is Pepsi o.k.?" Oh, my God, no not that. But when I ask for Pepsi, sometimes they give me a Coke and never ask if that was o.k. instead. Yet, sometimes when I ask for a Coke, they think it means anything that's soda pop.
[This message has been edited by Gene (edited 02-08-2001).]