Message from kammerjunk in Everything Is Space #nsfw-da_share_zone
@kammerjunk You know the sound when you drink a bottle of Nuka Cola in Fallout?
When you remove the top
I only know the sweet sound of Sunset Sarsaparilla
There is a distinct
Yeah but you don't call a gun a bang
Just because it makes that sound
But you might call a song about being shot bang bang
An entire culture doesn't call it "boomstick"
You don't go into a gun store and ask to buy a boomstick
Here we go
The "common name" for an old anti-tank weapon coming from an instrument which barely actually exists definitely proves it
It's called soda
In the north it's pop
They used to say
Two differences are that it's still not based on the sound it makes though (although the original instrument might well be) and that the *official* name became bazooka (despite it also being used informally for big guns you hold on your shoulder)
Which means that at that point, it has nothing to do with soda being called pop
Or with a gun being called a bang
The bazooka is also related to some ways with the boomstick
Boomstick is a shotgun
Or with a piano being called a plonk or a guitar being called a twang
Blunderbuss is only called after a sound in Dutch with "thunder pipe"
The Dutch are a strong and industrious people.