Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Granted, There is a Walgreens Across the Street Where I Could Have Gotten One, But It's COLD Out.

The pop* machine was out of Diet Mountain Dew today.

Do you have any idea how much that fucks with the fabric of my exsistance?




*Yes, here in the midwest it's "pop." Are you more comfortable with "soda," perhaps?

27 comments:

You Can't Afford Me said...

LOL! in my midwest, i call it soda. but i got in the habit a long time ago when i dated a guy from the east coast for 5 years.

Yo Mama™ said...

Pop or soda, who cares, I just like the it when you cus.

Tabu said...

Soda is more comfortable, but then again us east coasters are just known for being adaptable.. ;)

AlRo said...

Pop, Soda, Mountain Dew -- Soft drink.. or simply Drink...

All good for me ;)

Liquid Candy - or, bubblegum in a can, or liquid sugar - or alien green-like substance? or caffeine in a can.. ;)

Neo said...

AMG -Hmmm, looking to make it an orphan blog huh?

Neo grins.

Alot of people let their blogs go and never come back. It's really sad to read them. Just like tombstones on the net.

Neo laughs

Peace!

Scott said...

In Canada we call it pop.

Actually, I was a pop junkie until last April when I quit cold turkey. Haven't had a regular or diet pop since. Tough for the first few weeks, but now I'm cruising along nicely. (If you ever think of quitting -- not that you need to -- and you need a 'pop sponsor', like in AA, let me know. The temptation IS everywhere, I have to admit...)

Chixulub said...

I buy my Diet Dew in two liters by those little eight-bottle trays. Usually sixteen bottles at a time.

And yeah, it's pop. And a life necessity.

Matt said...

In my corner of the Midwest it is soda, but we must be on the border because in the north part of our city it is pop.

Confusing, if I must say so...

the musician's girlfriend said...

hello...

what did you do in the face of such a disaster??? got something else? sulked? went to walgreens?

the musician's girlfriend said...

also, i love that you listed "shampoo bottles" under your favorite books. i have been known to do that also, when confined in the bathroom for reasons i won't discuss.

Julie_Gong said...

I live on the East Coast but in Pittsburgh we have an entirely differenet lingo... pop(soda), gum bands(rubber bands), hoagies(subs), sprinkles(jimmies). There are others but I really don't feel like subjecting myself to the snickers and the "what the fuck are you talking abouts."

tas said...

I think this cartoon best explains it pop or soda.

Gadfly said...

If you ever come to Texas, please avoid saying "pop" for soda. My ex was from Indianapolis and that's the first thing we had to work on.

The second thing was me saying "coke" instead of soda. As in "do you want a coke?" "Yeah" "What do you want?" "Dr Pepper"

Gadfly said...

In retrospect, that might have been what broke us up

God knows, it wasn't anything I did

;)

tas said...

I'm english and we say pop, the scots say juice unless they're glaswegian where they say ginger.
my minnesotan friend looked at me funny when I held 6 small bottles of a&w and I said look mini sodas

Spirit of Albion said...

Yeah, it's a pop machine in Indiana also. Do people really say soda machine? That just doesn't sound right!

I hope you got your POP today! If I was your AMBF you would never go without...

Daniel said...

Hmmmm I have always used pop, but then I grew up playing "Duck, Duck, Grey Duck" - I have no idea what people are talking about when they say "Duck, Duck, Goose."

Aliecat said...

I call it pop, and you put your groceries in a bag, not a sack, and it's water fountain, not a bubbler...

Saulosi said...

I call it Pop, but that's only because my imported spouse doesn't answer to "Coke" (blame Canada). In Texas, it's "Coke". It's ALL "coke". And thus, "coke machine".

A: Want a coke?
B: Sure!
A: What kind?
B: Pepsi...

Todd said...

When I was in court I was confused because they kept saying I did something. It wasn't until later my lawyer told me what it meant. I didn't understand because I always said "non-consensual sex" instead. Boy, was I embarrased.

MrCorey said...

Soda? Isn't that the white powder in the little box you put int he refrigerator to make it smell nice? :-P

Shmorg said...

In St. Louis it is called soda. And if my geography is right, St. Louis is centralized in the Midwest. So STL would be kind of like the average of all the midwest. Pop is not acceptable. I hear they call all soda/pop, coke in Atlanta.

sue said...

Iowa. Pop. Fer shur... ;)

Paladin said...

St. Louie CENTRALIZED in the Midwest? You need a new map Seany! St.L is the lower part of the grand TRUE Midwest, and is pretty much as easily counted (by all true Midwesterners) as very nearly the north of the South.

TRUE Midwesterners live near the triangle plotted between the geographical center of the 48 continuous states, the center of North America, and the 50 US states.

TRUE Midwesterners are not confused when 'outsiders' speak of such things as 'soda' (although the idea of calling ALL soda 'coke' is still really weird!) Bag/sack, rock wall/stone fence, pop/soda- hey, we can adapt!

Of course, TRUE Midwesterners are so used to the snow that they don't let their beloved cars try to run away just because of a bit of snow, either!

yournamehere said...

In Louisville, KY it was a "coke machine", as gadfly said. Every carbonated beverage was called "coke". I now live in Las Vegas, where it's "soda" but I stubbornly say "coke" no matter what.

Me said...

I go with 'pop'.

But hey, I'm in the midwest too

Saucy Lil' Tart said...

IT IS POP.

Just wanted to make that clear for the fanbase here.