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Fizzy drinks
« Topic Start: 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!

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« Reply #1: August 14, 2013, 01:12:52 AM »
What is this "pop"?

Aaaaaaaaaaaand go!

 ;D

I think he means "coke."
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Re: Fizzy drinks
« Reply #2: August 14, 2013, 02:04:41 AM »
No it means any carbonized drink.

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« Reply #3: August 14, 2013, 04:32:47 AM »
No it means any carbonized drink.

And here I thought "lollipop".

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« Reply #4: August 14, 2013, 05:08:51 AM »

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« Reply #5: 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!"
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« Reply #6: August 14, 2013, 05:20:58 AM »
He he he.... we had the same thing happen when I was in the Navy. :D
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« Reply #7: 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.
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« Reply #8: 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.

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« Reply #9: 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.
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Re: Fizzy drinks
« Reply #10: 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.
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Re: Fizzy drinks
« Reply #11: 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!
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« Reply #12: 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.)

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« Reply #13: 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?

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« Reply #14: August 14, 2013, 08:39:31 AM »
Soda!
Cola!
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