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What do you call that fizzy sugar drink where you live?
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Poll: What do you call that fizzy sugar drink where you live?
Pop 19 / 36%
Soda 14 / 26%
Soda pop 2 / 4%
Coke 6 / 11%
Lemonade 4 / 8%
Other 8 / 15%
53 total votes
 

GAndyalf
Valinor

Jan 6 2011, 6:36pm

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<laughs> [In reply to] Can't Post

So you're gonna go THERE, are you?

I prefer Pepsi, far and away. For me, Coke is too thick on the syrup and heavy.


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jan 6 2011, 6:37pm

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I was wondering if anyone would use that reference! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sadly I can't get any TRUE 'fizzy-lifting drinks' or that might well be my choice as well! Laugh


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jan 6 2011, 6:38pm

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//mods up// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jan 6 2011, 6:45pm

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In some parts of Britain (mostly rural) it used to be called lemonade as well... [In reply to] Can't Post

And at least when I was posted there in the mid-eighties you could still find that term in parts of Scotland.


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jan 6 2011, 6:53pm

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Hmmm... [In reply to] Can't Post

Would that happen to have been a "Mello Yello" (Coke's ill-fated attempt at Mountain Dew)?

With the "throwback" packaging of Mountain Dew recently I recalled that the original 'challenger' to that market was a drink called "Hillbilly Joos" that apparently was too ethnically linked and eventually lost even though Mountain Dew's early campaign did use the 'hillbilly' character on the original cans yelling, 'Yaaaa-hoo! It's Mountain Dew!"

It should also be noted that 'mountain dew' was one of the old code phrases for moonshine, or illegally produced alcohol of a hair-raisingly high percentage (usually 90% or higher alcohol content, about 180+ proof)


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jan 6 2011, 7:05pm

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The online dictionary... [In reply to] Can't Post

Says root beer originated between 1835-45 so it would seem to pre-date must by at least 65 years. That said, I'd like to give must a try. No IKEA stores anywhere near me so I'd have to buy it online. We'll see once I'm working and am sure of a place for me and my boy to stay! <smile>

Thanks for the tip though!


macfalk
Valinor


Jan 6 2011, 7:16pm

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GAndy [In reply to] Can't Post

Smile No problem!


It's unique you know, studies have shown that Sweden is the only country in the world where Coca-Cola is declining by christmas (50 % sales drop).

So they are trying to make their own julmust, but they are also marketing heavily every year to make more Swedes put Coca-Cola on the Christmas table (but failing each year). Their slogan is pretty witty:

"Coca-Cola. A must for christmas."

Laugh


(This post was edited by macfalk on Jan 6 2011, 7:19pm)


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jan 6 2011, 7:22pm

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I read that... [In reply to] Can't Post

But I wish they'd just leave must alone. One country of 9 million won't kill Coke for ONE month per year. Your entire nation is only about the population of New York City (a skoche over 8 million) but they can't leave it alone. I hate commercialism for just such reasons. Oh well.

Unique isn't necessarily a GOOD thing (such as adding 'lark's vomit' to your chocies! hehe) but in this case I agree w/you! hehehe


RosieLass
Valinor


Jan 6 2011, 7:26pm

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Root beer grosses me out. [In reply to] Can't Post

With or without ice cream.

Liquid licorice. Yuck!


RosieLass
Valinor


Jan 6 2011, 7:31pm

Post #60 of 74 (239 views)
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And then there's the "coke" you buy on the street. [In reply to] Can't Post

Which opens a whole different can of worms. Tongue


macfalk
Valinor


Jan 6 2011, 7:53pm

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Aye [In reply to] Can't Post

You gotta give em cred for the slogan though, I love it.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2011, 7:59pm

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Hey, your age is showing! [In reply to] Can't Post

How many here remember Fizzies?


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2011, 8:01pm

Post #63 of 74 (225 views)
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Funny! [In reply to] Can't Post

I think Pepsi is too thick and sweet -- no pizzaz!


Elentari03
Rivendell

Jan 6 2011, 10:42pm

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It does.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Jan 7 2011, 12:22am

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Complete opposite for me. [In reply to] Can't Post

Pepsi is just too sweet and wimpy. Coke has a certain "bite" to it that I crave sometimes. Laugh


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jan 7 2011, 1:25am

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They used to put that in Coca Cola, you know [In reply to] Can't Post

back in the day (before 1929, according to snopes).


film fanNo.7
Bree


Jan 9 2011, 5:06am

Post #67 of 74 (234 views)
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It's "Pop" for me here in Canada... [In reply to] Can't Post

But it was funny when my parents and I went to America last summer though, becase every one kept calling it soda, and it always took me a couple of second s before I realised what everyone meant.


StarElf
Rohan

Jan 10 2011, 9:33am

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Re: the fizzy stuff [In reply to] Can't Post

I have no idea.

Backstory: I lived my first few years of life in Anaheim (a suburb of Los Angeles which has become a major city in its own right) during the 1980s. while I don't remember what the people in my immediate area called it, I was calling it 'soda' as of the time our family moved to southwest Washington State. That being said, the children who lived in my town (which was notably small) all called it pop. I have no idea what the general rule is anymore, or even if there is one. Where I live now, we have some very diverse backgrounds. I think most people either call it soda or pop, but that's just a guess.


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jan 11 2011, 2:43am

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Pepsi too, for that matter... [In reply to] Can't Post

Pepsi was advertised as "the drink that gives you pep!" when it had cocaine in its formula. It's speculated that the reason soft drinks ever became the majority leisure beverage is because of people getting addicted to those original recipes.


GAndyalf
Valinor

Jan 11 2011, 2:45am

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*Raises hand*// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


StarElf
Rohan

Jan 11 2011, 6:30am

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I remember Fizzies! [In reply to] Can't Post

They actually re-introduced them back when I was a kid (~1990s). Apparently, you can still get them. I haven't seen any in my local stores for years and years and years; but I just Googled, and some places actually do carry them.


(This post was edited by StarElf on Jan 11 2011, 6:36am)


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Jan 11 2011, 10:56am

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I didn't know that. [In reply to] Can't Post

In the 50s when I was a kid, my grandmother got some for my sister and me. We loved to watch them dissolve, but didn't like the resultant drink!


StarElf
Rohan

Jan 11 2011, 12:42pm

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I may be able to shed some light on this 'lemonade' thing.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Circa the end of WWII, American forces were occupying or remained in other countries which did not, at least as a rule, drink soda. Lemon-lime soda was apparently very popular with the servicemen at the time, and they naturally circulated it among their friends in whichever country they were staying in. To this day, in Japan, there is a soft drink brand called Ramune.... Ramune is a mistransliteration of lemonade, but they actually do make many other flavors under the name of Ramune, including the usual cola, strawberry, cherry, grape, and even some less common ones like mango and (of all things) octopus. If Germans call soda lemonade, I'm thinking that you can probably blame the Yanks. The weird thing is that I've never heard it called lemonade here in the States, at least that I know of. Maybe lemonade was easier for non-English speakers to say than 'lemon lime soda', or maybe it was just a regional thing which fell swiftly out of use.


(This post was edited by StarElf on Jan 11 2011, 12:51pm)


Turambar
Bree


Jan 11 2011, 4:48pm

Post #74 of 74 (245 views)
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Fizzy... [In reply to] Can't Post

... drinks or soft drinks same as Ataahua. That's what they're called in England anyways as far as I'm aware.


(This post was edited by Turambar on Jan 11 2011, 4:48pm)

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