Friday, February 10, 2006

The reason "soda" makes me uncomfortable.

I realized after my "soda" post that people who aren't from the South might not understand why it's such a big deal. I just wanted to clarify...

When dining out in the South you may hear someone ask a waiter, "What kind of coke do you have?" This is not because there are special varieties of Coke. It's because that's what all "sodas",if you will, are called, whether you want Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Pepsi, etc.

So, when a "Northerner" meets up with someone from the South they will often...actually make that always be given a very strange, uncomfortable look if they say the words "soda", "cola", or "pop." Ew, especially "pop."

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