It's a little off topic, but when I was a kid (8 YO maybe) I sent a fan letter to Coke. They sent me stickers that read Have a Coke and a smile! in a bunch of different languages.
Just seems like Coke has always gone for a global fan base and tries to celebrate how awesome we all are as people in general.
That would drive me insane. hahaha. Regional things.
I typically call it soda but I also slip in tonic. My grandmother always called it tonic when I was growing up.
Mom to Elizabeth (6) and Corinne (4)
Most generations that immigrate follow certain patterns.
- the one who immigrated speak their native language and live in neighborhoods with others of similar heritage and language
-1st generation is bi-lingual
-2nd generation usually only English (unless the other language is still spoken in the home)
I have no issue with embracing our differences and celebrating our heritages.
What I don't agree with is people not embracing that being American is not just one definition, but a melding of all these cultures into something different.