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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Have a Coke and a Smile!

Nutwood Beth and Bucko made a gruelling trip through snow (you can have that stuff!) in the midwest as they returned from their Thanksgiving vacation, and Beth commented that they stopped for lunch and had a "pop". It made Miss Ginger smile, because she's always amused at the different terms used to describe carbonated soft drinks in various parts of the US. "Pop", "soda", "soda water" et al just sound so foreign to Miss G's southern ears! Down here, it's called a "coke". Here's how the conversation might go:
"I'm hot. I want a coke."
"Hey, a coke sounds good. I want one, too!"
"I'll get them. What kind do you want?"
"Dr. Pepper."
Unless you are up in the drive through at Popeye's. Then it goes like this:
"I'll have the 3-piece meal with dirty rice".
"Um, you wanna cole drank wiffat?"
"I'll have a Diet Coke."
"We ain't got no Diet Coke. Diet Pepsi."
"Then I'll have a Diet Pepsi."
"We ain't got no Diet Pepsi. We's out."
If I'm lyin' I'm dyin'!


Beth said...

Ha ha! Someone else commented on the fact that I called it pop. I let a little Hoosierism slip out there, although I know there are a few other areas that use that word. I agree, I love all the different terms!

I also love your Meez. She's perfect!


miss alaineus said...

it's soda.

now, better they call you a lady then me....

lespl out the cork and toast to that...(now there's a stretch)


mistress maddie said...

Here in Philly most will call it soda or by the name of what they want. Pepsi is real big here!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

I call it soda, must because I learned to talk in New York :o)

It should also not surprise you that I do diet coke, and Beth does diet pepsi when she wants a caffinated "pop" :o)

Thanks for the plug.

Dannelle said...

Around here it is "do you want a drink?" "Neat or with ice!" Dannelle

Use precaution or you'll get Luvic.

Dan said...

OMG - did you drive all the way up to the Poppeyes in my neighborhood in Chicago?

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Soda up here in NY!


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