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2012-05-08 01:38:25 PM

downstairs: unyon: Slaxl: Those places are wrong and they should feel bad. I get annoyed enough if I ask for Coke and get Pepsi, without an explanation. All I want is a "sorry, no Coke, only Pepsi", but no, apparently it's all the same to some people. If someone gave me a Sprite when I ordered a Coke I'd see little alternative but to set them and their establishment on fire. A reasonable response, I think all would agree.

Lets get this out of the way. I'm Canadian, and I'm reasonably certain that we live entirely in the Republic of Pop.

[tastyresearch.files.wordpress.com image 640x385]

I've always been curious what the "other" is... especially in remote locales where its at 60-100%.


Seltzer is still a technically applicable term, and I could imagine tonic might float around in sufficiently geriatric areas.
 
2012-05-08 01:38:56 PM

here to help: All pop, soda, "Coke" or any other retarded variation on the name of sweetened carbonated beverages, is disgusting.

If you people would stop drinking it you wouldn't be so fat and zitty.

Drink beer... for HEALTH!



If soft drinks were treated like a dessert beverage, not an everyday/all the time beverage, then it's fine.
Soft drinks are a snack, not a main course.

Food for thought:
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-05-08 01:39:05 PM
Fail tag for use of pop
 
2012-05-08 01:39:26 PM
I come from Atlanta , where the shiat is made this happens at every restaurant.

Waitress: Hi, i'll be serving you today. What do you want to drink?

Person: I'll have a coke.

Waitress: Ok, what kind?

Yes, even if you say Mountain Dew, or Pepsi, or RC Cola, none of which are coke brands.. We ask what kind of coke you want, it's a cultural thing. Yeah you'll find a few yankees downtown drinking "pop", but for the most of us it's all just coke.

I didn't even notice this habit until someone pointed it out to be in graduate school. I've since caught my parents doing it, and a few of my friends from the ATL area. Especially since i've cut soda out of my diet, i prefer a normal full sugar Coke when i do drink one.

oh and that coke stuff? Really helps speed up that pesky evolutionary rate.

www.troll.me
 
2012-05-08 01:40:54 PM
Throwback Mountain Dew FTW!
 
2012-05-08 01:40:55 PM
The ire over which word is used to describe fuzzy sugar water on fark is amazing. I can't imagine anything I could be less virulent about.

Sometimes I call it soda, sometimes I call it pop, sometimes I call it soda pop; but I call everyone that tries to push the "correct" version asshole.
 
2012-05-08 01:40:57 PM
Oh how I miss this in the US.

shop.countdown.co.nz

Anybody else?
 
2012-05-08 01:41:00 PM
edge.ebaumsworld.com
 
2012-05-08 01:41:43 PM

unyon:
Lets get this out of the way. I'm Canadian, and I'm reasonably certain that we live entirely in the Republic of Pop.

[tastyresearch.files.wordpress.com image 640x385]


that's awesome. although i'm trying to figure out what people reported for "other"
 
2012-05-08 01:42:01 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Winner -- most disgusting pop
 
2012-05-08 01:42:12 PM
People still fight about this? I'm from the mw and even I call it soda, but if you refer to it as pop, bubbly or otherwise, I'll know what your talking about.
 
2012-05-08 01:42:17 PM

schattenteufel: If soft drinks were treated like a dessert beverage, not an everyday/all the time beverage, then it's fine.
Soft drinks are a snack, not a main course.

Food for thought:


Sometimes I'll use a half can of cola to mix with my whiskey. Then I don't touch that sugary crap again for another six months.
 
2012-05-08 01:42:23 PM

MightyPez: The ire over which word is used to describe fuzzy sugar water on fark is amazing. I can't imagine anything I could be less virulent about.

Sometimes I call it soda, sometimes I call it pop, sometimes I call it soda pop; but I call everyone that tries to push the "correct" version asshole.




The correct version is "fizzy".

/asshole
 
2012-05-08 01:42:32 PM

unyon: Slaxl: Those places are wrong and they should feel bad. I get annoyed enough if I ask for Coke and get Pepsi, without an explanation. All I want is a "sorry, no Coke, only Pepsi", but no, apparently it's all the same to some people. If someone gave me a Sprite when I ordered a Coke I'd see little alternative but to set them and their establishment on fire. A reasonable response, I think all would agree.

Lets get this out of the way. I'm Canadian, and I'm reasonably certain that we live entirely in the Republic of Pop.


That map tells me the more educated you are, the more likely you are to call it 'soda.' :)
 
2012-05-08 01:42:32 PM
Worked on a coke commercial shoot once and discovered that cokes management is insane. They literally forced a grip to pour his pepsi down the drain and told everybody they could only drink coke products while they were on the shoot.
 
2012-05-08 01:43:55 PM

RexTalionis: Some get their kicks from cocaine
I'm sure that if I took even one sniff
That would bore me terrifically too
That I get a kick out of you


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-08 01:44:02 PM

unyon: Slaxl: Those places are wrong and they should feel bad. I get annoyed enough if I ask for Coke and get Pepsi, without an explanation. All I want is a "sorry, no Coke, only Pepsi", but no, apparently it's all the same to some people. If someone gave me a Sprite when I ordered a Coke I'd see little alternative but to set them and their establishment on fire. A reasonable response, I think all would agree.

Lets get this out of the way. I'm Canadian, and I'm reasonably certain that we live entirely in the Republic of Pop.

[tastyresearch.files.wordpress.com image 640x385]


Anyone else find it eerie how much this looks like an election map?

(Also, I'll put money on a correlation between saying pop and having a lower IQ)

*ducks*
 
2012-05-08 01:44:20 PM
Did you hear about the Polish guy who was snorting Sweet 'N Low because he thought it was Diet Coke?
 
2012-05-08 01:44:24 PM

This text is now purple: downstairs: unyon: Slaxl: Those places are wrong and they should feel bad. I get annoyed enough if I ask for Coke and get Pepsi, without an explanation. All I want is a "sorry, no Coke, only Pepsi", but no, apparently it's all the same to some people. If someone gave me a Sprite when I ordered a Coke I'd see little alternative but to set them and their establishment on fire. A reasonable response, I think all would agree.

Lets get this out of the way. I'm Canadian, and I'm reasonably certain that we live entirely in the Republic of Pop.

[tastyresearch.files.wordpress.com image 640x385]

I've always been curious what the "other" is... especially in remote locales where its at 60-100%.

Seltzer is still a technically applicable term, and I could imagine tonic might float around in sufficiently geriatric areas.


i.imgur.com

Horse Pepsi ok?
 
2012-05-08 01:44:31 PM

MorePeasPlease: The correct version is "fizzy".

/asshole


When you stockpile it over the course of years, it's fuzzy.

/Someone find me the I key
//Oh yeah, it's next to the U key
 
2012-05-08 01:44:48 PM

fmcgalaxie500: Slaxl: Cythraul: But I've heard of some places where if you say you want a 'coke,' it's perfectly acceptable for your host to give you a sprite. Because, hey, that's 'coke' as well. Weird.

Those places are wrong and they should feel bad. I get annoyed enough if I ask for Coke and get Pepsi, without an explanation. All I want is a "sorry, no Coke, only Pepsi", but no, apparently it's all the same to some people. If someone gave me a Sprite when I ordered a Coke I'd see little alternative but to set them and their establishment on fire. A resonable response, I think all would agree.

It's not quite like that. The way it works is you go to a friends and they ask "Hey do you want a Coke" then you respond with "Sure you got any Dr. Pepper" or whatever your preferred beverage is. They don't just hand you a random drink.


Yep. I was going to say, "No, subby, Coke is the best coke on the market."
 
2012-05-08 01:45:01 PM
I live in Atlanta, aka Coca-Cola indoctrination land. Most locals become physically tense and Angry when discussing Pepsi. Their brainwashed loyalty is up on par with Jonestown. It's scary.

I'm from NC, where Pepsi was invented, no loyalty to either.

/rasberry ginger ale is the best soft drink out there.
//Cold Drink and Soft Drink are the "others" in all these polls.
 
2012-05-08 01:45:03 PM
t1.gstatic.com

Glad they decided to call them "soda jerks" back in the day. Because "soda dick" might have sounded kinda gay.
 
2012-05-08 01:45:28 PM

MightyPez: The ire over which word is used to describe fuzzy sugar water on fark is amazing. I can't imagine anything I could be less virulent about.

Sometimes I call it soda, sometimes I call it pop, sometimes I call it soda pop; but I call everyone that tries to push the "correct" version asshole.


Ever been witness to a Mayo vs. Miracle Whip flame war?

Now there's some rage-ahol.

Miracle Whip SUCKS and I LOVE mayo on my fries. SUCK IT, HATERZ!
 
2012-05-08 01:48:13 PM

MorePeasPlease: Oh how I miss this in the US.

[shop.countdown.co.nz image 200x200]

Anybody else?


Yup. I remember that stuff.
 
2012-05-08 01:48:19 PM
undergroundwellness.com
 
2012-05-08 01:48:47 PM

Tax Boy: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x306]

Winner -- most disgusting pop


Nice!
 
2012-05-08 01:48:58 PM
I only drink organic, caffeine-free, gluten-free, vegan beverages.

/No I don't own a TV
//Yes, I do have a rescue dog
///Why yes, I did just run a marathon -- how did you know?
 
2012-05-08 01:49:12 PM

thecpt: leonel: I want a 7up Coke!

I tried making that. Theres more to it than lemon, lime, and coke.


It was more a jab at how Southerners refer to soda/pop and how unspecific generic it is but sure we'll go with your direction!
 
2012-05-08 01:49:42 PM
Pop is perfectly acceptable if you're from Minneapolis or Colorado mountain towns. Everything is Coke in CA. Differences in language make the language a little interesting.

Soda? Heard it once outside the barber shop where I was being shaved and treated with leeches.
 
2012-05-08 01:50:15 PM

here to help: I LOVE mayo on my fries. SUCK IT, HATERZ!


I like to mix equal parts mayo and Srihacha. It makes super-mayo!
 
2012-05-08 01:50:28 PM

here to help: Ever been witness to a Mayo vs. Miracle Whip flame war?

Now there's some rage-ahol.

Miracle Whip SUCKS and I LOVE mayo on my fries. SUCK IT, HATERZ!


I can only imagine. Lucky me I never developed a taste for either. I'm a dry sandwich kind of guy
 
2012-05-08 01:50:58 PM

unyon: Lets get this out of the way. I'm Canadian, and I'm reasonably certain that we live entirely in the Republic of Pop.


Wow, that fits perfectly with my experiences between Arizona and Idaho.I grew up in Idaho, and called it 'pop' all of the time. I moved to AZ and called it that and people looked at me weird. I now call it 'soda', even though I'm back in 'pop' territory in Utah, but we have a pocket of 'soda' support here and less 'pop' support in other sections, so nobody is confused about what I'm talking about.
 
2012-05-08 01:52:35 PM
Dr Pepper is the best soft drink, RC is the best cola by far, but Coke is a solid second. Pepsi is pretty nasty, but drinkable. Mountain Dew, especially the real sugar version, is toxic.
 
2012-05-08 01:53:53 PM

elev8meL8r: here to help: I LOVE mayo on my fries. SUCK IT, HATERZ!

I like to mix equal parts mayo and Srihacha. It makes super-mayo!


That's how I make my tuna salad.

Sometimes I'll throw in some chopped up dill pickle chunks too.

I wish garlic dill relish was more common.
 
2012-05-08 01:54:10 PM
downstairs:that's awesome. although i'm trying to figure out what people reported for "other"

Most probably "soft drink". It's weird that it didn't make the list as its own item because it seems at least as popular as "soda" in various parts of the US.
 
2012-05-08 01:54:13 PM

highendmighty: Pop is perfectly acceptable if you're from Minneapolis or Colorado mountain towns.


Being from Minneapolis, I have never heard someone react strangely calling it either soda or pop. It's why I find these types of threads so bizarre. The only time I can imagine it breaking bad if if a southerner came up here and ordered "coke" and didn't want a coca-cola.
 
2012-05-08 01:54:38 PM
...because sweet relish SUCKS!
 
2012-05-08 01:55:18 PM
Coke.It's all Coke.
 
2012-05-08 01:56:44 PM

kevlar51: unyon: Slaxl: Those places are wrong and they should feel bad. I get annoyed enough if I ask for Coke and get Pepsi, without an explanation. All I want is a "sorry, no Coke, only Pepsi", but no, apparently it's all the same to some people. If someone gave me a Sprite when I ordered a Coke I'd see little alternative but to set them and their establishment on fire. A reasonable response, I think all would agree.

Lets get this out of the way. I'm Canadian, and I'm reasonably certain that we live entirely in the Republic of Pop.

That map tells me the more educated you are, the more likely you are to call it 'soda.' :)


Glad someone said it.
 
2012-05-08 01:56:59 PM
www.operatorchan.org
"You'll have to answer to the Coca-Cola Company."
 
2012-05-08 02:02:02 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: The only thing better than Coke is Coke from McDonald's.


Nah. The best coke are the ones in bottles with real sugar. Not always easy to find, though.
 
2012-05-08 02:02:07 PM
What God drinks.

www.bigred.com
 
2012-05-08 02:02:52 PM

Oznog: I've always been curious what the "other" is... especially in remote locales where its at 60-100%.

Seltzer is still a technically applicable term, and I could imagine tonic might float around in sufficiently geriatric areas.


I was thinking the same thing about the green areas when I posted it, particularly those in northern MN and central OR.

Your alternates make sense. I presume that 'soda pop' would also classify as an alternate. The beverages in question's names in other languages probably crop up from time to time, ie: in MN, it might be whatever the fark the Swedish name is for pop. And in that green pocket of NM, it might be 'refrescos'.
 
2012-05-08 02:03:56 PM

here to help: MightyPez: The ire over which word is used to describe fuzzy sugar water on fark is amazing. I can't imagine anything I could be less virulent about.

Sometimes I call it soda, sometimes I call it pop, sometimes I call it soda pop; but I call everyone that tries to push the "correct" version asshole.

Ever been witness to a Mayo vs. Miracle Whip flame war?


Just to tie this all together, I remember there being a few informal studies done that showed that people who drink Coke like mayonnaise and people who drink Pepsi like Miracle Whip. The few people I quizzed fell into this pairing as well. Let's hear from the outliers!

/used to be a Pepsi/MW kid
//stop consuming both years ago
 
2012-05-08 02:04:08 PM
The worst is when you ask for a Sprite and get a Sierra Mist. That stuff is terrible.
 
2012-05-08 02:04:44 PM

MightyPez: highendmighty: Pop is perfectly acceptable if you're from Minneapolis or Colorado mountain towns.

Being from Minneapolis, I have never heard someone react strangely calling it either soda or pop. It's why I find these types of threads so bizarre. The only time I can imagine it breaking bad if if a southerner came up here and ordered "coke" and didn't want a coca-cola.


You're right - it is a silly topic, and I was just being silly. With demographics and populations changing, people migrating from state to state, it's a wonder why anyone would react strangely to any dialectic difference any more.
 
2012-05-08 02:04:46 PM

jehovahs witness protection: The worst thing was Pepsi trying to copy Coke with their flat, nasty concoction.


Getting Pepsi when you're expecting Coke is just a terrible surprise, and any server that does so deliberately deserves a tip reduction. Not "elimination," but something to remind them of why they're there (to make money) and not there (to annoy customers).

Pepsi is just... I don't know just tastes flat and off-brand.
 
2012-05-08 02:05:16 PM

NotSubby: Nah. The best coke are the ones in bottles with real sugar. Not always easy to find, though.


Real easy to find here as a Mexican import.
 
2012-05-08 02:05:55 PM

GAT_00: Coke is a brand.
Soda can refer to more than one thing.
Pop is the intelligent thing to call it.


Sadly, as a "soda" drinker, I have to agree.

"Soda pop". Soda is the adjective. Pop is the noun.

Calling the stuff "soda" is equivalent to calling soft drinks "softs" or orange juices "oranges".
 
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