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Old 02-19-2008, 08:25 PM   #46
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I'm fascinated by the areas colored green - "other."

So apparently there's an area in central Oregon who says something other than the three choices. "Carbonated sugar water," perhaps?

Or, considering that's probably where all those damned hippie anarchists live on their communes and plot WTO riots, they probably call it "fucking corporate evil juice."
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I think most people here call Coke-type drinks a Pepsi, because Pepsi seems to be the most popular. I prefer Coke.

Every time I get a large coffee at McDonald's, I feel the US influence...it's a bloody bucket! Not that I'm complaining--on a sleepy Sunday morning it really does the trick. It's just that Canadians normally do things on a much smaller scale.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:58 PM   #48
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I literally hate Pepsi. Ugh.
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People say there isn't a difference, but you know what?



There fucking is.
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If someone says there's not a difference, all their taste buds are broken.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:26 PM   #52
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People say there isn't a difference, but you know what?



There fucking is.

That would make one hell of a marketing campaign. When I was a kid, I would've gone to war for Coke. I defended its honour--and highly unique recipe--many times during elementary school lunches.
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Hey now, "bubbler" makes sense, does it not? Look at the water, it kind of bubbles out of the spout. Have you lived in Milwaukee?
No, silly, it's a water fountain. Water comes out of it, not bubbles. And, no, I haven't lived in Milwaukee, but I know many people from there and have visited on too many occasions to remember. Are you a Wisconsinite? I'm from the La Crosse area, so we have that Minnesotan influence and all. (Though, I still love Wisconsin far more than I'll ever love Minnesota.)


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What's with the tiny bit of purple in Pennsylvania? Is that Amish country? And my poor home state of Wisconsin - so brutally divided between the soda and pop folks.
Just like I said though, the east side of the state is odd with its names for things: "bubbler," "soda," and "sofa." It's a couch...
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Ha! I was raised in north-central Wisconsin and lived for a while near Milwaukee. I can't honestly say if I said "bubbler" on a regular basis - we'd just say "I'm going to get a drink of water," not "I'm going to the bubbler, yo."

However, I use couch and sofa interchangeably. I remember when I was little people calling it a "davenport," which I haven't heard anyone else use in years.
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Might as well go for a soda nobody hurts and nobody cries
Might as well go for a soda nobody drowns and nobody dies
So I'm in one of my blue moods
You want to have it your way and I want it mine
All this debating going 'round in a blue mood makes me thirsty for love
Might as well....

Might as well go for a soda nobody hurts and nobody cries
Might as well go for a soda nobody drowns and nobody dies

Life seems to be a bomb inside of your head
Well, the bomb in my head is love
All this debating going 'round in a blue mood makes me thirsty for love
Might as well....

Might as well go for a soda nobody hurts and nobody cries
Might as well go for a soda nobody drowns and nobody dies
Might as well go for a soda it's better than slander
It's better than lies
Might as well go for a soda

Might as well go for a soda
Oh yeah, nobody hurts nobody cries
Might as well go for a soda
Oh yeah, nobody drowns, and nobody dies
Might as well go for a soda
It's better than slander, it's better than lies
Might as well go for a soda



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I use soda, pop, and soft drink -- which just depends on my mood. I've lived all my life in Ohio which is a pop state, but my mum came from Massachusetts, which is a soda state. Not sure where the hell I picked up soft drink from.

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However, I use couch and sofa interchangeably.
I do too.
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If someone says there's not a difference, all their taste buds are broken.
They are very different.

But Diet Pepsi tastes a lot more like Pepsi than Diet Coke does like Coke. That's why my brother prefers it.

I'll drink anything diet, I'm not particularly picky.
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But Diet Pepsi tastes a lot more like Pepsi
You say that like it's a good thing.

Out of the diet sodas, I actually prefer diet Dr Pepper, which I find tastes most like its sugar equivalent more than any other diet soda.
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I actually hate the taste of sugary pop which is why I only drink diet. Regular Coke tastes like detergent to me, and that awful, gritty feeling on your teeth afterwards horrifies me.
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There didn't used to be free refills until the late 80's - early 90's, even in eat in resturants. Those were the first to offer them and the fast food joints were slow to pick up the trend, McDonald's caving in last. Wendy's is still anal about it, making you stand in line to ask for it instead of getting your own.

Of course there is MUCH abuse of the priviledge. I have seen people of all ages, demographic groups and socio-ecomonic statuses sneaking soda in their 'courtesy water' cups, leading many establishments to charge for water cups, which isn't fair to those who are honest and really only want water. Some people (I have been guilty a couple times) have 'piggy backed' their drink by drinking in the fast food lobby, leaving, coming back by an hour or so later on the way home from another store and sneaking another refill
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