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We all have different names of certain objects, but sometimes they diverge and when they do, Twitter has a LOT to say about it.
On this occasion, a bottle of Robinsons (squash, diluting juice, cordial, or whatever you call it) is in the spotlight.
It all began when Absolute Radio DJ Andy Bush (@bushonradio) posted a photo of the product to Twitter and tweeted: "There was some confusion on this last night so let's settle it once and for all... WHAT IS THE CORRECT NAME FOR THIS DRINK?"
And oh boy did he get a response, with over 5,000 replies and quote tweets altogether weighing into the debate.
So let's start by defining the different options that were appearing in the discussion.
"Squash" is a British term for "a sweet concentrated liquid made from or flavoured with fruit juice, which is diluted to make a drink," while "cordial" is also defined as a British term but is "a sweet fruit-flavoured drink," according to Oxford Languages.
Meanwhile "Diluting Juice", according to Collins Dictionary is "If a liquid is diluted or dilutes, it is added to or mixes with water or another liquid, and becomes weaker."
There was some confusion on this last night so let's settle it once and for all..\nWHAT IS THE CORRECT NAME FOR THIS DRINK?pic.twitter.com/6kc5KOH55p
It's dilute. \n\nIf you want to get technical; Dilute squash has real fruit juice in it, dilute pop is the cheap and nasty stuff that's just pure chemicals. Cordial is the stuff that pours like it should be pumped out of the bottle like coffee syrup.https://twitter.com/bushontheradio/status/1501478888668643332\u00a0\u2026
— That Spaghetti Person (they/them) (@That Spaghetti Person (they/them))
What is it with all the people calling it \u201cdiluting juice\u201d? It\u2019s just \u201cdilute\u201d, who says can I have glass of diluting juice please?https://twitter.com/bushontheradio/status/1501478888668643332\u00a0\u2026
Cordial.\n\nPosh people said squash when I was a kid. Some people suggesting diluting juice. Who on earth asks for a diluting juice?https://twitter.com/bushontheradio/status/1501478888668643332\u00a0\u2026
To settle the debate once and for all, the Robinsons' official Twitter account (@DrinkRobinsons) posted a poll in the comments section where people could choose the following options: "Squash," "Diluting Juice," "Cordial," and "Other."
So, this debate just got real...\n\nVote below on what you think we are
Already there have been over 27,749 votes cast and it looks like there is a clear winner, with Squash squashing the competition after gaining 67.9 per cent of the vote.
Diluting Juice came in second place with 19.7 per cent, then Cordial in third with 9.5 per cent and other in last at just 2.9 per cent.
Robinsons have since made a statement about the results of their poll, and said: "With the nation’s viral squash debate coming to an end, we were delighted to see so many Robinsons super fans share their favourite terms for our delicious orange squash! 68% of people voted for this in our Twitter poll (and we at Robinsons agree!) - with 19.7% calling it dilutant and a further 9.5% saying it’s cordial. Glad we were able to help settle it!”
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