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Geez, talk about repetitive AND redundant.

I spent three hours on one call today so that's my excuse. Also my excuse for not eating. I'm sure hungry! I think I'll go get a bowl of peanuts from the BOTTOMLESS 25# BOX OF PEANUTS

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    Originally posted by CRZ
    I think I'll go get a bowl of peanuts from the BOTTOMLESS 25# BOX OF PEANUTS

    BYE


I know you say this box is bottomless, but how long does 25# last anyway?



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    Originally posted by pieman
      Originally posted by CRZ
      I think I'll go get a bowl of peanuts from the BOTTOMLESS 25# BOX OF PEANUTS

      BYE


    I know you say this box is bottomless, but how long does 25# last anyway?
'bout a week, I think. I can't say as I've ever WISHED there were peanuts available and not seen them, but I haven't been there that long either.

Also, 25 pop! (They call it "pop" here, isn't that WILD?) I still try to bring my own in since my tastes can be a little...esoteric and non-vending-machine-like



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It's "pop" here too. I was about 20 (and in Hawaii) the first time I ever heard a real-life, non-televised person say "soda" in reference to a beverage other than soda water. I say soda all the time now (thank you, Edge and Chrstian), and people still look at me funny. That might be for a myriad of reasons, though.




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As mentioned on the-w before, here is http://www.popvssoda.com/ .
Pop dominates the upper midwest (except parts of Wisconsin, and, what is that, Missouri?), soda has its home in the northeast, while the southeast calls it coke. Most of the west is too sparse to be sure.



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Why is it that if a "soda" person asks for a drink in a "pop" area no one looks at them twice, but if you say "pop" in "soda" country everyone has to ask you what the hell you are asking for? Do I have to ask for "carbonated sugar water" to make myself understood you "soda" drinking sophisticates? Not that I'm bitter...






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    Originally posted by Lise
    Why is it that if a "soda" person asks for a drink in a "pop" area no one looks at them twice, but if you say "pop" in "soda" country everyone has to ask you what the hell you are asking for?


Obviously the soda areas are full of rude people, and the pop areas are not... and I say that living in a mostly soda area currently. Growing up in Phoenix, most people I knew said soda, but if you said pop, that was still okay. You could say soda pop to cover your bases.



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In the VA/WV area (pop country), all the soda machines at the fast-food places have a soda water tap. I guess they use "soda" to mean "soda water."




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    Originally posted by FriedEgg
      Originally posted by Lise
      Why is it that if a "soda" person asks for a drink in a "pop" area no one looks at them twice, but if you say "pop" in "soda" country everyone has to ask you what the hell you are asking for?


    Obviously the soda areas are full of rude people, and the pop areas are not... and I say that living in a mostly soda area currently. Growing up in Phoenix, most people I knew said soda, but if you said pop, that was still okay. You could say soda pop to cover your bases.

Contrariwise, I would say that proves that soda is the more universal term. You pop people understand it, but the soda people just calling it "pop" is a foreign concept.



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God bless the men of 2nd Bn, 127th Inf, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army Nat'l Guard...good luck, and come home soon.

Screw red states vs. blue states...this is the true war of, um, pop culture. (Soda culture?)




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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    As mentioned on the-w before, here is http://www.popvssoda.com/ .
    Pop dominates the upper midwest (except parts of Wisconsin, and, what is that, Missouri?), soda has its home in the northeast, while the southeast calls it coke. Most of the west is too sparse to be sure.


Population density map (1990)

Anybody else notice a slight correlation between more densely populated areas and the areas that use the phrase "soda" over "pop?" Personally, if I'm at an eatery, I don't use either phrase and ask for a Pepsi or Coke. Most other people I know do as well.



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