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     Saturday Apr 21 12:44 PM



This image is going to force the window to be too wide,
so I'm hitting the enter key at the end of each line
I write, so that the text doesn't scroll way off to the
right.

The whole thing in self-explanatory so I won't explain it.
It is, though, one of the things that make the Internet
fun; that not only could data be collected this way, but
also shown to us, and we can revel in our own popular
culture.

There are some very interesting things about this. It looks
like local culture prevails everywhere, and asserts one
choice or the other. But there is one city at war: Denver.

Also, Milwaukee and St. Louis have seen fit to ignore the
midwestern approach and go with the coastal "soda". Sycamore,
any thoughts?



  Saturday Apr 21 03:14 PM

I had to reply to this one :)

Well,

They are right about PA. The dividing line is somewhere around Altoona I think on that map.

I just started calling it both pop and soda because I have friends from places like Kitanning (god-awful small town outside of Pittsburgh) who always called it pop.

I noticed one other interesting aspect. Most of the Southeast calls it Coke. Could that have something to do with the fact that Coca-Cola is in Atlanta?

Mitch



  Monday Apr 23 11:16 AM

I come from NYC, but I live in a small town a lot like Kittanning. Naturally, I call it soda, but this ENTIRE TOWN calls it "pop". All damn day I'm besieged by "pop" and "spicket" and so many other gutteral(sp?) mispronouncements of words that I often think I'm amidst the Huns.

To top it all off, Pepsi has a stranglehold on this place. <sigh> I'm sitting on a hot poker in the 8th concentric circle of Dante's E-Z Bake right now.

...Pray for me.

~Mike



  Monday Apr 23 11:37 AM

There's no call for that kind of living, man. You gotta get out of there!



  Monday Apr 23 04:43 PM

Re: I had to reply to this one :)

Quote:
Originally posted by mbpark
Well,

They are right about PA. The dividing line is somewhere around Altoona I think on that map.

And that's why some of us call it Pennsyltucky. Another friend of mine describes PA as Philadelphia on one end, Pittsburgh on another and Alabama in the middle.

Alex


  Monday Apr 23 04:51 PM

Re: Re: I had to reply to this one :)

Quote:
Originally posted by bear
And that's why some of us call it Pennsyltucky. Another friend of mine describes PA as Philadelphia on one end, Pittsburgh on another and Alabama in the middle.
[/b]
Your friend is quoting political strategist James Carville.

Unless, that is, your friend <b>is</b> James Carville,
Z


Julesagain  Tuesday Apr 24 02:49 PM

Re: I had to reply to this one :)

Quote:
Originally posted by mbpark
Well,
I noticed one other interesting aspect. Most of
the Southeast calls it Coke. Could that have
something to do with the fact that Coca-Cola
is in Atlanta?
Mitch
I think so. I grew up in the south, and vividly
remember my mother's cracker relatives asking
"You wanna Coke?"
"Yeah"
"What kind you want?"
Sort of like calling any refrigerator a Frigidaire,
or any copy a Zerox. Kind of says something about
the ubiquitousness of Coke, doesn't it?

The oddest part of all was all my mother's family
all drank Pepsi (eeuuuck ick spit). Now wouldn't
the Pepsi executives hate that!

Now I live in the Land of Coke, the Capital of
Cokeness, Atlanta. Anyone saying "you want a soda?"
or especially "You want a pop?" causes heads to
turn ... "Where are you from?" inevitably follows.
It cracks me up.

Further related beverage trivia: The line of
demarcation between what is south and north: Places
where sweet iced tea is available.

Talk to y'all later,
Julesagain


  Tuesday Apr 24 04:24 PM

Whoa whoa whoa there sir! You can't just stop there, I have two follow-up questions.

One, when you're in "coke" country, and you order a "coke", and what you really want is a Coke(tm), what do you say? (Doesn't it turn into a who's on first routine?)

Two, this sweet iced tea that you speak of, is it that it's only available in the south, or NOT available in the south?

All I know is that if it says "real brewed" on the label, this is increasingly a sign that the predominant flavor will be CRAP.



  Wednesday Apr 25 07:59 PM

Re: Re: Re: I had to reply to this one :)

Quote:
Originally posted by adamzion
Quote:
Originally posted by bear
And that's why some of us call it Pennsyltucky. Another friend of mine describes PA as Philadelphia on one end, Pittsburgh on another and Alabama in the middle.
Your friend is quoting political strategist James Carville.

Unless, that is, your friend <b>is</b> James Carville,
Z [/b]
I don't think that's possible since I don't believe James Carville <b>has</b> any friends.


elSicomoro  Saturday Apr 28 12:12 AM

That map seems rather accurate.

My ex-fiance (who is from Chicago) along with my aunt (who has lived in Chicago for 40 years) call it pop all the time...drove me up a damned wall...and I don't know why. Ironically, my friend who was just in from Toronto calls it pop too...now that I found interesting.

Nowadays, with so many things out there to quench your thirst, I usually just ask, "What would you like to drink?"



  Saturday Apr 28 10:05 AM

Re: Re: I had to reply to this one :)

Quote:
Originally posted by bear

And that's why some of us call it Pennsyltucky. Another friend of mine describes PA as Philadelphia on one end, Pittsburgh on another and Alabama in the middle.

Alex [/b]
I am laughing so LOUDLY right now. Born in Pittsburgh, lived 15 years in Philly... now in Kansas... Go figure!

Ruth
no I haven't left again, just trying to get all my work done


  Tuesday May 1 11:16 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Tony Shepps
There's no call for that kind of living, man. You gotta get out of there!
2 more years. Then I graduate and go back home, probably St. John's for college, actually. It's in New York City, and a 20-minute drive(traffic permitting) away from my old neighborhood in Queens.

Also, I'm pretty sure Lucky Luciano's gravesite is nearby campus. I can leave some flowers, then blast out to Pizzarama.

~Mike


  Monday May 21 02:09 AM

The colour for Calgary (the first dot north of Montana) is all wrong... we say 'pop' here. 8)



  Monday May 21 03:52 AM

Florida.....

Being from florida, I had to take note that people here
can't decide whether it's soda or pop, much like they can't
use a ballot. I'm glad I'm not a resident yet.

Sobe....



  Monday May 21 12:58 PM

Re: Florida.....

Quote:
Originally posted by sobelizard
Being from florida, I had to take note that people here
can't decide whether it's soda or pop, much like they can't
use a ballot. I'm glad I'm not a resident yet.
Well, Florida always had had a sort of identity crisis. For example, is it a northern or a southern state? (I don't mean geographically). Ironically enough, teh people from northern Florida tend to be southerners and the people from southern Florida tend to be northeners.



  Monday May 21 03:36 PM

Re: Re: Florida.....

Quote:
Originally posted by lisa
Well, Florida always had had a sort of identity crisis. For example, is it a northern or a southern state? (I don't mean geographically). Ironically enough, teh people from northern Florida tend to be southerners and the people from southern Florida tend to be northeners.
[/b]
I was always under the impression that Florida was the most southern of the northern states. This character is probably due to the fact that all the retirees from the northeast move to south Florida, while northern Floridians tend to be "native born."

And, yes, more "Southern,"
Z


elSicomoro  Monday May 21 04:59 PM

Re: Re: Re: Florida.....

[quote]Originally posted by adamzion

Quote:
I was always under the impression that Florida was the most southern of the northern states. This character is probably due to the fact that all the retirees from the northeast move to south Florida, while northern Floridians tend to be "native born."

And, yes, more "Southern,"
I agree...I used to handle a lot of calls from Florida, and the northern Floridians sounded more hick. ;-) Sorta like Missouri. Everyone in the state (north and south) seems to have some sort of twang--except in St. Louis (where there is a bit of a twang, but not much).


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