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(Slate)   Coca-Cola's film about their pop-shilling polar bears might be adorable, but it gets bear biology all wrong. Because when you think of accurate science, you think about pop and polar bears   (slate.com) divider line 77
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2013-12-20 07:04:48 PM
pop? Submitter is from Michigan
 
2013-12-20 08:42:44 PM
Another argument tread about whether made up, fantasy things are depicted accurately?
 
2013-12-20 08:44:58 PM
You know, when I go to an animated movie with talking animals, I expect them to be scientifically accurate!
 
2013-12-20 08:49:15 PM
You mean 'soda'.
 
2013-12-20 09:05:24 PM

edmo: Another argument tread about whether made up, fantasy things are depicted accurately?


So, that would be a retread?
 
2013-12-20 09:20:58 PM

edmo: Another argument tread about whether made up, fantasy things are depicted accurately?


No.

Here we will be debating which of  "pop," "soda," or "Coke" is the accepted nomenclature.

The answer is: Coke is right, soda is acceptable and pop is for mental defectives.
 
2013-12-20 09:27:38 PM
Coke and snow go together pretty well, though

/in a way
 
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2013-12-20 09:30:15 PM
Did they get Santa's race right?

Maybe we need to have Zwarte Piet just to make the Fox people happy.
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2013-12-20 09:40:53 PM
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2013-12-20 09:56:11 PM
Knock that "pop" sh*t off. It makes you sound like a inbred farmboy from Nebraska. The only thing dumber is people from the south who call every soda a Coke.

Waitress: What can I get you to drink?
Southerner: A Coke
Waitress: What kind?
Southerner: A Sprite
Northerner: The f*ck just happened here?
 
2013-12-20 10:00:38 PM

Walker: Knock that "pop" sh*t off. It makes you sound like a inbred farmboy from Nebraska. The only thing dumber is people from the south who call every soda a Coke.

Waitress: What can I get you to drink?
Southerner: A Coke
Waitress: What kind?
Southerner: A Sprite
Northerner: The f*ck just happened here?


Actually, the fact Southerners call it Coke makes sense: Coca Cola started in Georgia and became a huge hit everywhere in the south.  Just like kleenex became the de facto word for paper tissue.

/fun fact, Kleenex was originally designed to remove women's makeup.
 
2013-12-20 10:26:07 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Walker: Knock that "pop" sh*t off. It makes you sound like a inbred farmboy from Nebraska. The only thing dumber is people from the south who call every soda a Coke.

Waitress: What can I get you to drink?
Southerner: A Coke
Waitress: What kind?
Southerner: A Sprite
Northerner: The f*ck just happened here?

Actually, the fact Southerners call it Coke makes sense: Coca Cola started in Georgia and became a huge hit everywhere in the south.  Just like kleenex became the de facto word for paper tissue.

/fun fact, Kleenex was originally designed to remove women's makeup.


Really, Kleenex? My box of tissues would beg to differ. Coke is a brand name for a specific kind of soda, to refer to Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper as Coke is flat out ludicrous.
 
2013-12-20 10:58:20 PM

spman: Darth_Lukecash: Walker: Knock that "pop" sh*t off. It makes you sound like a inbred farmboy from Nebraska. The only thing dumber is people from the south who call every soda a Coke.

Waitress: What can I get you to drink?
Southerner: A Coke
Waitress: What kind?
Southerner: A Sprite
Northerner: The f*ck just happened here?

Actually, the fact Southerners call it Coke makes sense: Coca Cola started in Georgia and became a huge hit everywhere in the south.  Just like kleenex became the de facto word for paper tissue.

/fun fact, Kleenex was originally designed to remove women's makeup.

Really, Kleenex? My box of tissues would beg to differ. Coke is a brand name for a specific kind of soda, to refer to Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper as Coke is flat out ludicrous.


No one ever ask you for a Kleenex, no matter what the actual brand was? Have you ever xeroxed something?

Same thing: Coke is the de factor name for a soft drink in the south. Other places it's soda, soda pop, pop... Ect.
 
2013-12-20 11:19:08 PM

Darth_Lukecash: spman: Darth_Lukecash: Walker: Knock that "pop" sh*t off. It makes you sound like a inbred farmboy from Nebraska. The only thing dumber is people from the south who call every soda a Coke.

Waitress: What can I get you to drink?
Southerner: A Coke
Waitress: What kind?
Southerner: A Sprite
Northerner: The f*ck just happened here?

Actually, the fact Southerners call it Coke makes sense: Coca Cola started in Georgia and became a huge hit everywhere in the south.  Just like kleenex became the de facto word for paper tissue.

/fun fact, Kleenex was originally designed to remove women's makeup.

Really, Kleenex? My box of tissues would beg to differ. Coke is a brand name for a specific kind of soda, to refer to Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper as Coke is flat out ludicrous.

No one ever ask you for a Kleenex, no matter what the actual brand was? Have you ever xeroxed something?

Same thing: Coke is the de factor name for a soft drink in the south. Other places it's soda, soda pop, pop... Ect.


But there's still only one RC
 
2013-12-20 11:33:46 PM
"Pop"??
 
2013-12-20 11:37:50 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: "Pop"??


goes the weasel.
 
2013-12-20 11:38:04 PM
Damn, I didn't even know about this. I love those polar bear commercials.
 
2013-12-20 11:44:31 PM
Don't anthropomorphize animals. They hate that.
 
2013-12-20 11:45:39 PM
I will accept "Coke" as a generic term for cola-type-beverages ONLY.

if it's fizzy and non-alcoholic, the generic term is "Soda".

"pop" muse follow "lolli" or precede "sicle" and does not refer to fizzy liquid refreshment.
 
2013-12-20 11:46:23 PM
Soda vs Pop thread img.fark.net
 
2013-12-20 11:50:09 PM
I bet it's more accurate than Disney's Great White North about lemmings.
 
2013-12-20 11:50:38 PM
I love those polar bear trailers for the movie that is coming out ....
 
2013-12-20 11:55:45 PM
i242.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-20 11:56:11 PM
Like, anyone else notice they ain't got dicks?
 
2013-12-20 11:56:42 PM
Man, Ridley Scott has really taken a fall since Prometheus, hasn't he?
 
2013-12-20 11:57:58 PM

Darth_Lukecash: spman: Darth_Lukecash: Walker: Knock that "pop" sh*t off. It makes you sound like a inbred farmboy from Nebraska. The only thing dumber is people from the south who call every soda a Coke.

Waitress: What can I get you to drink?
Southerner: A Coke
Waitress: What kind?
Southerner: A Sprite
Northerner: The f*ck just happened here?

Actually, the fact Southerners call it Coke makes sense: Coca Cola started in Georgia and became a huge hit everywhere in the south.  Just like kleenex became the de facto word for paper tissue.

/fun fact, Kleenex was originally designed to remove women's makeup.

Really, Kleenex? My box of tissues would beg to differ. Coke is a brand name for a specific kind of soda, to refer to Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper as Coke is flat out ludicrous.

No one ever ask you for a Kleenex, no matter what the actual brand was? Have you ever xeroxed something?

Same thing: Coke is the de factor name for a soft drink in the south. Other places it's soda, soda pop, pop... Ect.


I do agree that it's weird though... if someone asks for a Kleenex, I don't have to ask them a followup question of "do you want a kleenex or a safeway tissue", because it's just a brand name of the same item. Same with xerox - if I ask you to xerox something, it's clear that I mean 'copy' and what brand of copier you use is immaterial. If you ask for a Coke but you may want a Coke or may want a Sprite, that's very weird.
 
2013-12-20 11:58:05 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: I will accept "Coke" as a generic term for cola-type-beverages ONLY.

if it's fizzy and non-alcoholic, the generic term is "Soda".

"pop" muse follow "lolli" or precede "sicle" and does not refer to fizzy liquid refreshment.


It is also acceptable when used as a verb or an onomatopoeia.
 
2013-12-20 11:58:25 PM
Next they'll be telling us Reindeer can't fly.
 
2013-12-21 12:00:51 AM

Darth_Lukecash: spman: Darth_Lukecash: Walker: Knock that "pop" sh*t off. It makes you sound like a inbred farmboy from Nebraska. The only thing dumber is people from the south who call every soda a Coke.

Waitress: What can I get you to drink?
Southerner: A Coke
Waitress: What kind?
Southerner: A Sprite
Northerner: The f*ck just happened here?

Actually, the fact Southerners call it Coke makes sense: Coca Cola started in Georgia and became a huge hit everywhere in the south.  Just like kleenex became the de facto word for paper tissue.

/fun fact, Kleenex was originally designed to remove women's makeup.

Really, Kleenex? My box of tissues would beg to differ. Coke is a brand name for a specific kind of soda, to refer to Mountain Dew or Dr. Pepper as Coke is flat out ludicrous.

No one ever ask you for a Kleenex, no matter what the actual brand was? Have you ever xeroxed something?

Same thing: Coke is the de factor name for a soft drink in the south. Other places it's soda, soda pop, pop... Ect.


Only the Dempster Dumpster is an official "dumpster." the rest are just large waste bins
 
2013-12-21 12:02:03 AM
adult males are occasionally known to form "friendships" with each other

rtw80frames.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-21 12:03:09 AM

HeartBurnKid: The_Original_Roxtar: I will accept "Coke" as a generic term for cola-type-beverages ONLY.

if it's fizzy and non-alcoholic, the generic term is "Soda".

"pop" muse follow "lolli" or precede "sicle" and does not refer to fizzy liquid refreshment.

It is also acceptable when used as a verb or an onomatopoeia.


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"All around the Sta-actus plant, the stalker chased the bandit, the stalker thought 'twas all in fun - POP! Goes the bandit!"
 
2013-12-21 12:03:17 AM
 
2013-12-21 12:04:29 AM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: "Pop"??


Yeah, you know. What Michael Jackson was king of, before he cut his nose off.
 
2013-12-21 12:04:38 AM

HeartBurnKid: The_Original_Roxtar: I will accept "Coke" as a generic term for cola-type-beverages ONLY.

if it's fizzy and non-alcoholic, the generic term is "Soda".

"pop" muse follow "lolli" or precede "sicle" and does not refer to fizzy liquid refreshment.

It is also acceptable when used as a verb or an onomatopoeia.


I approve of this addition. So shall it be entered into the minutes.
All in favor shall signify by posting "Aye"

Aye
 
2013-12-21 12:06:08 AM
Reminds me of the idiots who bash the character Sheldon Cooper because that is not how real scientists behave.  Well no schitt, Sherlock!
 
2013-12-21 12:13:07 AM

Mock26: Reminds me of the idiots who bash the character Sheldon Cooper because that is not how real scientists behave.  Well no schitt, Sherlock!


I know! When has a media depiction ever influenced a group's popular perception?
 
2013-12-21 12:15:32 AM
I always heard Kleenex was developed for gas mask filters in WWI.

/don't care enough to go look it up
 
2013-12-21 12:19:55 AM

Darth_Lukecash: No one ever ask you for a Kleenex, no matter what the actual brand was? Have you ever xeroxed something?



I request facial tissues, and I create photocopies. The majority of soft drinks in my refrigerator at any given time will typically be Coca-Cola (specifically, the Mexican variety), though occasionally Sprite (also Mexican) outnumbers it.
 
2013-12-21 12:24:43 AM
Hence, whence from shall I imbibe from the fountain of knowledge?!

Betrayed, my heart doth feels.
 
2013-12-21 12:32:49 AM

mrlewish: Next they'll be telling us Reindeer can't fly.


And that lions and meerkats can't sing and dance.
 
2013-12-21 12:35:55 AM

mrlewish: Next they'll be telling us Reindeer can't fly.


And brown bears really don't care what kind of toliet paper they wipe their butt with.
 
2013-12-21 12:36:45 AM
Is this how stupid we've become? People have to have it explained that polar bears shouldn't drink the carbonated beverages?

Sweet yodeling biscuits
 
2013-12-21 12:38:47 AM
Sign in my hotel room on a recent business trip: "Ask for free microwave popcorn at the front desk." Ok, cool.

Me to front desk clerk: I'll have some popcorn please.

Clerk: My pleasure, here you go.

Me: Do you have a pop machine?

Clerk: (long pause) No, but you have a microwave in your room.

Me: ...
 
2013-12-21 12:40:55 AM
Goddamnit, this shiate again?

rasiel.com
 
2013-12-21 12:45:26 AM

doosh: Goddamnit, this shiate again?

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Many years ago, while employed as a supermarket checkout clerk, I encountered a customer who referenced "Cokes". I looked, but could find no such product amongst her selections. She then identified another soft drink product and explained that she called "everything" a "Coke".

I was forced to restrain myself from then referring to every single item that she had purchased as a "Coke", including produce and milk.

Using the proper name "Coke" to reference all soft drink products in general reminds me of these individuals

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-21 12:45:30 AM
You can call it Coke, soda or pop.  I'll call it Black Cherry Wishniak because it's the champagne of bottled, carbonated, flavored water.
 
2013-12-21 12:48:13 AM

Shrink: Sign in my hotel room on a recent business trip: "Ask for free microwave popcorn at the front desk." Ok, cool.

Me to front desk clerk: I'll have some popcorn please.

Clerk: My pleasure, here you go.

Me: Do you have a pop machine?

Clerk: (long pause) No, but you have a microwave in your room.

Me: ...


Wow, weren't you embarrassed?
 
2013-12-21 01:46:42 AM

doosh: Goddamnit, this shiate again?

[rasiel.com image 850x554]


Umm, that map illustrates that illiterate rednecks call it "Coke'. Wholesome Midwesterners call it Pop. Degenerate liberals call it Soda.
 
2013-12-21 01:53:44 AM
  The colorized corn syrup and tap water that passes for "Coke" these days is about a half-step better than bong water but only a frog's hair tastier than bilge wash. I know everybody says "Drink a Mexican Coca-Cola, those are WAY better!" But you know what? They just aren't that much more magnificent.

  I used to collect Coca-Cola memorabilia. Loved the product. Drank it.

  You used to pop the cap off a 6 ounce bottle or a 12 ounce can of Coke, and the carbonated rush of caramelized cane syrup would pour down your throat and BURN! Your nose would sting if you weren't careful. Your taste buds knew you were experiencing one of life's simple pleasures.... gulping down and icy-cold Coke on a hot, sweaty summer day. Coca-Cola was locally bottled. Your local bottler might have gotten its delicious, sugary syrup from a distributor that used cane syrup or it might have used sugar beets, but you could bet your last dime, that all the ingredients were "real" and it didn't taste 'flat' within 15 minutes of opening it up.

It is rare to get a REALLY carbonated Coke anymore. A few places that serve fountain sodas can still pull it off. The bottled and canned product on store shelves these days is second class. There is little negligible difference between Coke and generic store brands. Genetically modified corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors and cheap short-lasting carbonation is a poor substitute for "The Real Thing".

The bears are at least "cute" but not nearly as bizarre or as Max Headroom.
 
2013-12-21 02:02:13 AM
Guys, it's Christmas time, can't we just all agree that soda is acceptable everywhere so it's the only right answer and move on? For baby Jesus. Come on, guys.
 
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