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Old 06-01-2017, 04:12 PM   #1
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As you know, there are Life Savers candies that come in may flavors, including mint. Years ago I met some people who referred to any piece of Life Savers candy as "a mint," even if it's favor was cherry.

And today, I just received my order of Dr. John's sugar-free candy mints that come in two flavors called Peppermint Pop and Tangy Melon.

I'm wondering if I should email them. This usages it not in the dictionary.

   
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:13 PM   #2
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I'm sure that there are many people that use 'mint' as a generic name for small individual candies no matter what favor. Just as there are places in the south where any and all soft drinks even the non-cola ones are referred to as a 'coke'.

   
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>> where any and all soft drinks even the non-cola ones are referred to as a 'coke'.

Except for iced tea, which I think they distinguish from "coke" because of the extra sugar content. In the tea.

   
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:56 AM   #4
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Y'all mean Sweet Tea, no doubt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_tea

   
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I don't think I've ever heard/seen this usage before although my when one of my nieces was quite young "coke" was the generic term for any fizzy drink and so she would order an "orange coke" which was somewhat confusing to most of the order takers.


This was when they lived in Washington, DC metro area which may (or may not) be considered the "south" in Barrie's estimation...'-}}


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LOL! Yes 'n no, honeychile. Dependin' on whayuh y'all hails from, "tea" = "sweet tea" and you have to ask for "unsweetened tea" if you's a Yankee.

   
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