• @pixeltree
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    41 month ago

    I know calling lemon/lime flavored soda lemonade is a regional thing, but I don’t remember what country it’s from. Australia, I think?

      • @pixeltree
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        31 month ago

        Wow, I had no idea it was that widespread. I don’t look down on it or anything, languages be localised and all that, it just seems odd to me from a practical perspective, because what I call lemonade and lemon-lime soda are super different to me and lumping them under the same name seems like it’d make it difficult to specify which one you mean, but maybe it’s kind of like sparkling water, it’s still water but with bubbles? Idk flat sprite is still a lot different from lemonade but still vaguely lemony… I think it’s one of the neater differences in terminology between countries tbh.

        • In the UK, you can generally still find what you’d recognise as lemonade, but more likely under names like cloudy/flat/traditional/homemade/US style lemonade, then double check the ingredients for carbonated water. If it’s just called lemonade (or cherryade, limeade, orangeade etc), it’s fizzy.

          The other way round, I used to be mystified how Calvin & Hobbes or Bart Simpson etc managed to sell lemonade on a table in front of their house, without a CO2 canister :)