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So, I was wondering, does anyone know if "lemonade" is used for the fizzy drinks in any part of the UK?
When I lived in London years ago, one of my London relatives said to me , 'Let's go out for a quick lemonade'.
We came home after 8 pints of beer (each).
When I was a child, lemonade was always fizzy.
Anonymous:As your friend was working in a hotel, I would guess the customers were from Australia or NZ where for fifty years the local manufacturers, including schweppes, have sold lemonade as a carbonated beverage (I believe it was because the local recipes were made with soda rather than still water), which is the same as Seven-Up or Sprite in the States. In that pecularly American way, the brand name has been adopted and the generic name lost (think Klenex for a tissue or Jacuzzi for a spa bath).
CliveWe came home after 8 pints of beer (each).
Next time you come to London I'll go out for a lemonade with you Clive.
Lemonade is the name of the drink. Sprite/7 up/all those others are brand names.
Cola is the drink. Coke/Pepsi is the brand.
I am familiar with the French word limonade, however, which is just what you describe -- a fizzy drink like Sprite. My French dictionary defines it as lemonade (British) or SevenUp (American). This leads me to believe that lemonade as I know it is not what the British call lemonade.
Anonymous:Hi, I am an American and I lived in Beck Row, just outside Mildenhall in Suffolk for 3 years. From my interactions with the locals, I learned that what they were calling lemonade was more like Sprite or 7 up. It was a Carbonated lemon flavored drink. I never did learn what they called lemonade as made by Americans. I am guessing they call it American or Yankee lemonade.
AnonymousHi, I am an American and I lived in Beck Row, just outside Mildenhall in Suffolk for 3 years. From my interactions with the locals, I learned that what they were calling lemonade was more like Sprite or 7 up. It was a Carbonated lemon flavored drink. I never did learn what they called lemonade as made by Americans. I am guessing they call it American or Yankee lemonade.It's called cloudy lemonade, though it tends to be carbonated also rather than flat.
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