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(The Atlantic)   Prohibition resulted in pop becoming more popular and prescient than booze--a feat that companies like Pepsi and Dr. Pepper have maintained to this very day   (theatlantic.com) divider line 122
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2013-11-09 08:01:33 PM
<font color="FF0000">UBER FAIL</font>
 
2013-11-09 08:02:26 PM
WTF is pop?
 
2013-11-09 08:03:10 PM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?


You see, in certain parts of the country, pop means 'father'.
 
2013-11-09 08:03:17 PM

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?


And why the fark is "prescient" cromulent for the headline?
 
2013-11-09 08:04:17 PM

flucto: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

And why the fark is "prescient" cromulent for the headline?


I came in to ask both of these questions.  WTF, subs?
 
2013-11-09 08:05:22 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: WTF, subs?


Give him a minute, he'll be in here saying it was auto-correct.
 
2013-11-09 08:06:28 PM
Credit to subby though, that headline is sure to get a few hundred bites
 
2013-11-09 08:11:09 PM

flucto: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

And why the fark is "prescient" cromulent for the headline?


Because our pops were prescient?
 
2013-11-09 08:12:07 PM
I always suspected that pop had a huge schlong.

/runs in the family
 
2013-11-09 08:15:48 PM
Presents! Are we getting Presents!!!???
 
2013-11-09 08:15:55 PM
What gives pop prescience?
 
2013-11-09 08:16:44 PM
Soda.
 
2013-11-09 08:17:11 PM
Don't you think it's mostly because you don't have to press too hard to make people buy beer?
 
2013-11-09 08:18:00 PM
Prescient:
adjective
adjective: prescient
1
.
having or showing knowledge of events before they take place.
 
2013-11-09 08:31:12 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Because our pops were prescient?


Speak for yourself. Mine can't predict the past.
 
2013-11-09 08:42:50 PM
Here comes the prescience.
 
2013-11-09 08:45:59 PM
Prescient comments aside, this article reminded me of an Atlantic Wire article that mentioned how Coca-Cola was mainly marketed to white people and Pepsi to black people:  A Brief History of Racist Soft Drinks via the Atlantic Wire (January 28, 2013)

I'll also add Fanta originated in Germany so that Coca-Cola could still corner the soft-drink market despite an existing trade embargo on syrup.
 
2013-11-09 08:55:17 PM
I like my soda and my deities to be prophets.
 
2013-11-09 08:58:38 PM

flucto: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

And why the fark is "prescient" cromulent for the headline?


Because it gives one powers of precognition.
 
2013-11-09 09:25:06 PM
'Doctor' Pepper?  Doctor of what, I'd like to know.
 
2013-11-09 09:26:12 PM

syrynxx: 'Doctor' Pepper? Doctor of what, I'd like to know.


With crushed ice and a lime? I find him guilty of deliciousness.
 
2013-11-09 09:54:29 PM
 
2013-11-09 09:56:13 PM

syrynxx: 'Doctor' Pepper?  Doctor of what, I'd like to know.


Of not tasting like donkey scrotum embalmed in corn syrup, like Mr. Pibb.
 
2013-11-09 10:29:33 PM

flucto: Marcus Aurelius: Because our pops were prescient?

Speak for yourself. Mine can't predict the past.


I know the feeling.
 
2013-11-09 10:43:23 PM
It's Dr Pepper, no period/dot after "Dr", please.

news.drpeppersnapplegroup.com
 
2013-11-09 10:44:30 PM
Disgusting.

Soda/Pop doesn't matter.  The fact remains it is crap.  I was challenged about 5 years ago to just let it go.  Liberating to a degree.  The stuff sucks.
 
2013-11-09 10:45:38 PM

tuna fingers: Disgusting.

Soda/Pop doesn't matter.  The fact remains it is crap.  I was challenged about 5 years ago to just let it go.  Liberating to a degree.  The stuff sucks.


Except for Fresca. Fresca is great.
 
2013-11-09 10:46:41 PM
I'm going to demonstrate some prescience and say subby is going to feel a little sheepish when he realizes the word he was looking for was somewhere between "present" and "ubiquitous."

Also, for good measure:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-09 10:51:23 PM
Everything that conservatives do results in worst for mankind.
 
2013-11-09 10:51:52 PM
 
2013-11-09 10:52:46 PM
Submittard has the vocabulary and intelligence of the average redditor
 
2013-11-09 10:55:53 PM
fs02.androidpit.info
 
2013-11-09 10:59:10 PM
My can of Coke told me I would be in a car accident and I was.
 
2013-11-09 11:01:47 PM
I wonder what word subby was really going for? There's no nearby word in the dictionary that even makes sense.
 
2013-11-09 11:02:34 PM

whatshisname: My can of Coke told me I would be in a car accident and I was.


Man, what a coincidence!  My coke dealer told me I would be arrested, and I was!  Only he was like an undercover narc or something, so I dunno if that counts.
 
2013-11-09 11:03:57 PM

syrynxx: 'Doctor' Pepper?  Doctor of what, I'd like to know.


I know he's got a brother in the military who's a sergeant and conducts a military band that performs for lonely hearts.

/not Sergeant Pooper's Smelly Farts Club Band
 
2013-11-09 11:04:35 PM

syrynxx: 'Doctor' Pepper?  Doctor of what, I'd like to know.


Rumor has it that the "Dr." was a legitimate medical/dental practitioner. The soda/pop/soft drink was invented by his prospective son-in-law and the name was bestowed on the drink in an effort to impress him.
 
2013-11-09 11:05:43 PM

Hankie Fest: It's Dr Pepper, no period/dot after "Dr", please.

[news.drpeppersnapplegroup.com image 500x308]


OK, so it's not an abbreviation of doctor. So you don't call it Doctor Pepper.

What the fark, do you say "I'd like a Drrrrrrr Pepper please"?

---

If you just ask for a pop, they'll give you Coca Cola, so that comeback won't work.
 
2013-11-09 11:09:16 PM
Me and Mr. Jim Beam Devil's Cut disagree with you subby.

/Drunk
//Fark you.
 
2013-11-09 11:09:36 PM
Pop music didn't even start until the late 50's.
 
2013-11-09 11:12:52 PM

Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

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They forgot "Dope".  As in, "Hey, hand me a Dope."  I kid you not, that's the word my grandmother and her siblings used in Middle Georgia (think Middle Earth, with rednecks in place of hobbits).  I've also heard of it in other areas of the South (the Virginia Piedmont, Coastal North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina).
 
2013-11-09 11:16:15 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

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They forgot "Dope".  As in, "Hey, hand me a Dope."  I kid you not, that's the word my grandmother and her siblings used in Middle Georgia (think Middle Earth, with rednecks in place of hobbits).  I've also heard of it in other areas of the South (the Virginia Piedmont, Coastal North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina).


The last time I was unfortunate enough to get dragged into a Cici's, I heard a particularly mulletacious mother ask her carnal participation trophy, "Do you wont tay, or do you wont drank?"

And the rat-tail-adorned germ incubator said, "I wont drank, muh-muh."

"Wut kinda drank?"

"Co-co-a!"
 
2013-11-09 11:17:18 PM

Gyrfalcon: I wonder what word subby was really going for? There's no nearby word in the dictionary that even makes sense.


prevalent?
 
2013-11-09 11:17:58 PM

wellreadneck: Gyrfalcon: I wonder what word subby was really going for? There's no nearby word in the dictionary that even makes sense.

prevalent?


Precious?
 
2013-11-09 11:18:52 PM
1.  Is there a Mrs. Pibb?

2.  In Holland and Germany, the Coke bottles have peoples' names on them like "Marloes" and "Jeroen" as part of a weird ad campaign I don't understand, and half-liter bottles of soda/pop go for upwards of 3.50 Euros or about $5.

3.  I'm thinking of giving up on soda/pop because it's a stupid habit like posting on Fark.
 
2013-11-09 11:21:00 PM

Gyrfalcon: I wonder what word subby was really going for? There's no nearby word in the dictionary that even makes sense.


Yeah, that seems to be the prevalent question in this thread
 
2013-11-09 11:21:42 PM

Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

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I like how that graphic shows that the term "soft drink" is in use exactly nowhere.
 
2013-11-09 11:22:01 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Snapper Carr: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: WTF is pop?

[i.imgur.com image 850x508]

They forgot "Dope".  As in, "Hey, hand me a Dope."  I kid you not, that's the word my grandmother and her siblings used in Middle Georgia (think Middle Earth, with rednecks in place of hobbits).  I've also heard of it in other areas of the South (the Virginia Piedmont, Coastal North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina).


I noticed that in Jimmy Carter's (Georgia native) memoir. If I recall correctly, he wrote that, as a boy he sold "dopes" and peanuts in Americus, GA.
 
2013-11-09 11:22:44 PM
Within weeks of going on sale, the vicious drink had left an estimated 15,000 to 100,000 people impotent or partially paralyzed for life. The hobbling walk of those crippled by the drink became known as "Jake leg."

Ah, Prohibition.

And it's so comforting to know that they took everything they learned from their experience of driving something underground -- the attention to quality control that results and how organized crime can build vast kingdoms for themselves by making absolute mountains of money -- and managed to bring it all unchanged to their approach to drugs.
 
2013-11-09 11:30:56 PM
Fresca and gin for the win!

/If you say pop you are an alien to me.
 
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