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Community => General Talk => Topic started by: Eirikr on August 14, 2013, 12:22:48 AM

Title: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Eirikr on August 14, 2013, 12:22:48 AM
There was an experiment done many years ago back when work places kept pop in the fridge and you'd just stick 50 cents into a can.  People not actually paying for the pop (theft) dropped by some ridiculous amount (75%+) when they taped a pair of eyes to the change can.

What is this "pop"?

Aaaaaaaaaaaand go!

 ;D
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Perth on August 14, 2013, 01:12:52 AM
What is this "pop"?

Aaaaaaaaaaaand go!

 ;D

I think he means "coke."
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: trying on August 14, 2013, 02:04:41 AM
No it means any carbonized drink.
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Chenier on August 14, 2013, 04:32:47 AM
No it means any carbonized drink.

And here I thought "lollipop".
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Penchant on August 14, 2013, 05:08:51 AM
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Stabbity on August 14, 2013, 05:10:04 AM
I think he means "coke."

Coke as a generic word for soda is the worst slang ever! It refers to a specific type of soda! I can't tell you how many times when I used to work in a restaurant some Texan would get all mad after saying they wanted a coke and got a coke. "But I wanted a fanta!"
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Indirik on August 14, 2013, 05:20:58 AM
He he he.... we had the same thing happen when I was in the Navy. :D
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Stabbity on August 14, 2013, 05:24:05 AM
He he he.... we had the same thing happen when I was in the Navy. :D

Yea, I encountered it in the Army too. I mean seriously. You order a *insert alcoholic beverage here* and coke, and you're going to get a tiny splash of booze mixed with a cola product and drowned in ice. Everyone knows this. So when you ask for a coke, you should expect to receive a cola product.
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: egamma on August 14, 2013, 06:33:37 AM
I'm friends with an army brat, and he actually calls it "cola". He's the only one I know who does that.
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Jaden on August 14, 2013, 07:05:14 AM
LOL, why are we even having a thread titled "Fizzy drink"  ::)
On another note, I know it as soda.
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Perth on August 14, 2013, 07:14:12 AM
Coke as a generic word for soda is the worst slang ever! It refers to a specific type of soda! I can't tell you how many times when I used to work in a restaurant some Texan would get all mad after saying they wanted a coke and got a coke. "But I wanted a fanta!"

No.

If someone asks for a Coke, you ask "what kind?"


Granted, the guy shoulda known something was wrong when you didn't.
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Stabbity on August 14, 2013, 07:57:51 AM
No.

If someone asks for a Coke, you ask "what kind?"


Granted, the guy shoulda known something was wrong when you didn't.

No. If someone asks you for a coke, you give them a coke!
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Eirikr on August 14, 2013, 08:29:27 AM
No. If someone asks you for a coke, you give them a coke!

Even as someone who has ordered a soda as a "Coke", I agree it is a fair assumption to just bring the person a damned Coke.

That said, I'm usually pretty happy with the result either way.

(Until the Dave and Busters waiter mixes Coke and Sprite [50-50] in response to my request for Ginger Ale, of which, they apparently had none.)
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Stabbity on August 14, 2013, 08:37:26 AM
Even as someone who has ordered a soda as a "Coke", I agree it is a fair assumption to just bring the person a damned Coke.

That said, I'm usually pretty happy with the result either way.

(Until the Dave and Busters waiter mixes Coke and Sprite [50-50] in response to my request for Ginger Ale, of which, they apparently had none.)

Ginger Ale?

Man card. Hand it over.
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: vonGenf on August 14, 2013, 08:39:31 AM
Soda!
Cola!
Let's call the whole thing off.....

http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/popvssodamap.gif
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Eirikr on August 14, 2013, 02:15:08 PM
Ginger Ale?

Man card. Hand it over.

Go drink a Mind Eraser and say that again. :)

(Layered drink, carefully poured over a bar spoon: 2oz Kahlua, 2oz Vodka, 4oz Ginger Ale. Drink as fast as possible through a straw.)

Plus, I was... 14? at the time (and no, not ordering alcohol haha).
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Sarwell on August 14, 2013, 04:43:14 PM
No.

If someone asks for a Coke, you ask "what kind?"
Yes - regular, diet, or cherry :P
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Azerax on August 14, 2013, 07:01:56 PM
In Canada, pop is the short form of: soda pop.. I didn't mean to derail the thread lol
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Chenier on August 14, 2013, 07:03:59 PM
Yes - regular, diet, or cherry :P

You forgot vanilla and zero. ;)
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Vellos on August 14, 2013, 07:10:00 PM
Or the most recent large scale study on this and 120 other linguistic particularities....

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~jakatz2/project-dialect.html

Yes, that site will consume you for days.
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Stabbity on August 14, 2013, 10:51:32 PM
Go drink a Mind Eraser and say that again. :)

(Layered drink, carefully poured over a bar spoon: 2oz Kahlua, 2oz Vodka, 4oz Ginger Ale. Drink as fast as possible through a straw.)

Plus, I was... 14? at the time (and no, not ordering alcohol haha).

That's a mind eraser, not a ginger ale. Therein lies the difference. But at 14... Well I suppose.
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Eirikr on August 16, 2013, 06:30:03 AM
I didn't mean to derail the thread lol

Ah, but I did. And it worked! Muhuhahahaha!
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Sacha on August 18, 2013, 12:35:16 AM
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Eirikr on August 18, 2013, 01:48:40 AM
We should all forget vanilla and zero... and diet and cherry for that matter.

Bah, vanilla is good! Best in canned or homemade, though.
Title: Re: Fizzy drinks
Post by: Lanyon on August 20, 2013, 10:29:14 PM
Soda!
Cola!
Let's call the whole thing off.....

http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/popvssodamap.gif

This map is interesting to me because I've never noticed all the peculiarities in counties aroud shapes the country. that is AWESOME! but yea i think that survey wasn't the greatest. I've never heard a single person in my county call it coke and yet that is what my county is colored.