- sod disease,
- sod house,
- sod off,
- sod's law,
- soda ash,
- soda biscuit,
- soda bread,
- soda cracker,
- soda fountain
Origin of soda
Regional variation note
Examples from the Web for soda
He would shake a chilled Coke, and then spray the soda into a cold glass of milk.
He speaks while sipping a soda in the restaurant of the Residence Victoria in downtown Kisangani.
Derika Moses hefted a case of 2-liter soda bottles while setting up a grocery store display in 2007.
He was hungry, so he brought along a fast food burger and soda to the studio.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“If someone drinks [more than] 20 ounces of soda per day, switching them to diet soda will help weight loss,” Roussell says.
It is asserted there that soda water was invented in Belfast.One Irish Summer|William Eleroy Curtis
Wrayson helped himself to a whisky and soda, and lit a cigar.The Avenger|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Before each man was a long tumbler of whisky and soda, and a box of cigars lay on the table.The Pit Prop Syndicate|Freeman Wills Crofts
Let her alone until she rouses,—then give her hot water with a pinch of soda in it at fifteen-minute intervals.Outside Inn|Ethel M. Kelley
I've not forgotten the last brandy and soda I had with you at Oxford.The Missionary|George Griffith
Word Origin for soda
late 15c., "sodium carbonate," an alkaline substance extracted from certain ashes (now made artificially), from Italian sida (or Medieval Latin soda) "a kind of saltwort," from which soda was obtained, of uncertain origin. Perhaps it is from Arabic suwwad, the name of a variety of saltwort exported from North Africa to Sicily in the Middle Ages, related to sawad "black," the color of the plant. Another theory traces it to Medieval Latin sodanum "a headache remedy," ultimately from Arabic suda "splitting headache."
Soda is found naturally in alkaline lakes, in deposits where such lakes have dried, and from ash produced by burning various seaside plants. Since commercial manufacture of it began in France in late 18c., these other sources have been abandoned. Washing soda (sodium carbonate) is commonly distinguished from baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). A soda-cracker (1863) has baking soda as an ingredient.
The meaning "carbonated water" is first recorded 1834, a shortening of soda water (1802) "water into which carbonic acid has been forced under pressure." "It rarely contains soda in any form; but the name originally applied when sodium carbonate was contained in it has been retained" [Century Dictionary, 1902]. Since 19c. typically flavored and sweetened with syrups. First record of soda pop is from 1863, and the most frequent modern use of the word is as a shortening of this or other terms for "flavored, sweetened soda water." Cf. pop (n.1). Soda fountain is from 1824; soda jerk first attested 1922 (soda-jerker is from 1883). Colloquial pronunciation "sody" is represented in print from 1900 (U.S. Midwestern).