And now for something completely unimportant:

January 29th, 2007

I grew up calling soft drinks “pop.”

I now live in a part of Wisconsin where you would be ridiculed for calling a cola anything but a “soda.”

Now there is a web site that’s trying to quantify which parts of the country call soda “pop” and vice-a-versa.

Now, viagra canada viagra if they could only quantify why people give a crap.

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  • 1. Wendy  |  January 29th, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    I took a linguistics class in college and we spent a couple weeks looking at a map that showed the regions where people said “pot” and where people said “kettle.” This important information came in handy when using the familiar phrase in which one calls the other “black.”

  • 2. Administrator  |  January 30th, 2007 at 12:12 am

    The people who said “Kettle” didn’t happen to live in Moraine did they?

  • 3. TC  |  January 30th, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    I’m from the south and call it by its proper name–Coke.

  • 4. Administrator  |  January 31st, 2007 at 10:03 am

    Is “coke” what they call it in Miami and, if so, doesn’t that get confusing?

  • 5. Kate  |  January 31st, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    Ditto TC. If it’s not a coke, it must be a Dr. Pepper. :)

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