I went through this phase in college when I really liked root beer. Seriously. A&W was my favorite. But whenever I talked about my love for root beer, people invariably believed that it was a euphemism for actual, alcoholic beer. I guess it's just a stereotype about college students. When I said,
"No, really, root beer!" That just brought on laughter and nudges and such.
I finally learned to keep my root beer habit a secret.