Squash, diluting juice or cordial debate goes viral as people argue over correct word – Daily Record


Few questions divide the nation as much as asking what you call this drink.

Whether you refer to it as squash, diluting juice or cordial, the age old debate tends to be pretty divisive.

And one picture posted on Twitter has kicked off the argument once again, reports EssexLive.

Absolute Radio DJ Andy Bush has certainly got people talking after tweeting a photo of Robinsons Real Fruit juice and asking his followers the ‘correct’ name for the drink.

Many simply replied ‘squash’, but is that really what us Scots call it?

Not everyone was in agreement with Specsavers, deliveroo and the NHS all getting involved in the Twitter discussion.

Other alternatives were ‘mix-up juice’ ‘cordial’ ‘dilute’ ‘diluting juice’, ‘fruit mousse’ and even ‘pop’. The debate ended up with #squash as one of the top trending topics in the UK.

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Top-level debate

Specsavers tweeted an image of a drink bottle and handily circled the label which said ‘Multivitamin Squash’. They added in the tweet: “Just stopping by with a quick, free eye test for half the nation.”

While the PSA World Tour twitter account for the game squash, tweeted a gif of a man putting his head in his hands with the message: “When you see squash is trending in the UK… and then find out it’s about the drink.”

The NHS replied: “Our website refers to it as squash – no reference to diluting juice or cordial. So that’s that then.”

Deliveroo said: “Squash. I will die on this hill.”

Twitter users have their say

Twitter user Dear Aunty wrote: “Juice is what you get when you squeeze a fruit. Squash is what you get when you buy concentrated juice (undrinkable until its mixed with water) to dilute.”

Waifs & Strays wrote: “‘I’ll have a glass of diluting juice please mum…’ no one says this!?! It’s squash. Cordial is similar but has no suspended bits and tends to be more concentrated.”

Curtis Moldrich said it was “The fruit mousse”, John Sproul wrote: “Squash, but wife says pop.”

Davey Beardsley wrote: “It’s dilutey orange juice.” Jo Aaron Lilford wrote:” Squash. Or cordial if you’re posh. I’d never heard of diluting juice before this actual tweet.”

What do you call it? Let us know in the comments.

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Source: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/squash-diluting-juice-cordial-debate-26436182