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  • coke

    17 33.33%
  • pop

    9 17.65%
  • soda

    32 62.75%
  • soda pop

    0 0%
  • other

    4 7.84%
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Of course not, we aren't pretentious Chicago-wannabes!
    Kansas City can only dream of earning prestige like this...

    St. Louis tops dangerous U.S. cities - Crime & courts - MSNBC.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    I wouldn't say it's stupid because obviously it works for that culture, but can't you see how the coke-soda/pop crossover would lead to more confusion than the soda-pop crossover? When I order a pop at a restaurant, I wouldn't actually say "I'll have a pop" and then wait for the waitress to ask what kind. If I wanted a coke, I would ask for a coke. It's more efficient.
    I can only imagine the coke confusions... "do you want COKE? coke coke, or... some other sort of coke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    I wouldn't say it's stupid because obviously it works for that culture, but can't you see how the coke-soda/pop crossover would lead to more confusion than the soda-pop crossover? If I ordered a pop at a restaurant, I wouldn't actually say "I'll have a pop" and then wait for the waitress to ask what kind. If I wanted a coke, I would ask for a coke. It's more efficient.

    edit: I guess a bunch of people before me already spelled this out.
    Right, "coke" is used the same way as "pop". You refer to it in the general as "coke", but use specific names when ordering.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    Kansas City can only dream of earning prestige like this...

    St. Louis tops dangerous U.S. cities - Crime & courts - MSNBC.com
    Yeah, I saw that. I can't figure out why either. I feel safer wandering around D.C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    Right, "coke" is used the same way as "pop". You refer to it in the general as "coke", but use specific names when ordering.
    So in the south you have to say "I would like a coca-cola" to be specific?
    I don't wanna!

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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    So in the south you have to say "I would like a coca-cola" to be specific?
    If it's the situation where you expected to be specific, "a Coke" would suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    So in the south you have to say "I would like a coca-cola" to be specific?
    No, you'd just say Coke or Diet Coke. When you're ordering, the waitress knows you're ordering specifically. You wouldn't say, "I'd like a Coke, but I'd like Dr. Pepper, please." It's mainly when you're referring to things in a general way. I know it sounds confusing in principle, but in practice, it's really not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    If it's the situation where you expected to be specific, "a Coke" would suffice.
    Sounds like complete chaos, they can go to hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Sounds like complete chaos, they can go to hell.
    It's just revenge on Yankee visitors for General Sherman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Sounds like complete chaos, they can go to hell.
    I've never understood why people say INTPs aren't good at empathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    If it's the situation where you expected to be specific, "a Coke" would suffice.
    But those expectations are not so obvious to people who aren't from there when they get asked "what kind?" after requesting "a coke". Then again, if they knew every expectation as each situation demanded it, they wouldn't be in the predicament in the first place.
    I don't wanna!

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