So what do you nutbags in Wharton County call it?
35chililights
9:27a, 10/18/10
35chililights
8796 posts, joined 12/03/2004
proudaggie02
9:31a, 10/18/10
proudaggie02
12169 posts, joined 10/22/2002
I almost forgot that Texans call it coke.
Campfire Soul
9:35a, 10/18/10
Campfire Soul
6535 posts, joined 07/19/2008
I like to see the numbers for Alaska. Crazy distribution there. Little pockets within the state that call it something else.
hellapark
9:57a, 10/18/10
hellapark
2963 posts, joined 09/24/2007
Wharton County????

According to the map they by in large call it coke........

[This message has been edited by hellapark (edited 10/18/2010 10:00a).]
35chililights
10:16a, 10/18/10
35chililights
8796 posts, joined 12/03/2004
You're right. That is what I get for relying on my 8th grade "memorize the Texas counties" assignment.

I meant the bright green Lavaca County.

TexasRebel
10:24a, 10/18/10
TexasRebel
44805 posts, joined 01/11/2006
you know that map roughly represents 30 people per county in the US...
hellapark
10:25a, 10/18/10
hellapark
2963 posts, joined 09/24/2007
quote:
You're right. That is what I get for relying on my 8th grade "memorize the Texas counties" assignment.

I meant the bright green Lavaca County.


As a native son of Lavaca County, I recognized it pretty easily. Please don't confuse us for those degenerates over there in Wharton County.

That being said, we always called soft drinks "soda water". If someone asked for a "coke" they'd get a coca-cola. "Pop" or "soda pop" is yankee talk.
Tree Hugger
12:09p, 10/18/10
Tree Hugger
77536 posts, joined 10/15/2004
A friend of mine while passing a vending machine once declared that he was going to get a soda water out of the coke box.


For the record, he was a Marlin, Falls County, Texas native.
TexasRebel
12:11p, 10/18/10
TexasRebel
44805 posts, joined 01/11/2006
TH, if the box was red with the words "Coca Cola" written across it...

that is correct.
AgySkeet06
12:18p, 10/18/10
AgySkeet06
2231 posts, joined 11/20/2008
quote:
Please don't confuse us for those degenerates over there in Wharton County.


wtf???
txdragonfly
12:26p, 10/18/10
txdragonfly
41673 posts, joined 12/03/2001
Is that San Jacinto that calls it "soda"? Dorks. I blame Shepherd.
Fishin Texas Aggie 05
12:32p, 10/18/10
Fishin Texas Aggie 05
8558 posts, joined 04/10/2008
As one of those degenerates I resent that.

For the record I drink Dr Pepper
Ice Cube
12:37p, 10/18/10
Ice Cube
1021 posts, joined 06/01/2009
They are Cokes.. and you find them in the Coke aisle at the store, or the Coke Machine.

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TexasRebel
12:46p, 10/18/10
TexasRebel
44805 posts, joined 01/11/2006
IMG >

this is not a Coke... if you think it is, reading might not be your strong suit.
hellapark
12:53p, 10/18/10
hellapark
2963 posts, joined 09/24/2007
I knew I'd get a rise out of some of you Wharton county folks, but to be fair I didn't think they had internet in Wharton county.

I too prefer Dr. Pepper, the former Dr. Pepper(now pepsi as of last year) bottling plant in Hallettsville may have a lot to do with that and the fact that Lavaca county is in the "other" category.

[This message has been edited by hellapark (edited 10/18/2010 1:11p).]
91AggieLawyer
12:58p, 10/18/10
91AggieLawyer
10747 posts, joined 09/30/2002
I've heard even most die-hard DP drinkers call it a "c" coke. I never even heard the term "pop: used in this context until college when a buddy from Iowa called it that.
Curak73
1:01p, 10/18/10
Curak73
793 posts, joined 06/04/2007
I used to say coke, but now resort to "sodie water".

Not "soda water" but "sodie water".
CanyonAg77
1:06p, 10/18/10
CanyonAg77
39132 posts, joined 09/21/2000
"You want a coke?"
"Yep."
"What kind?"
"Dr Pepper."
oats05
1:10p, 10/18/10
oats05
2198 posts, joined 10/04/2007
oats05
1:12p, 10/18/10
oats05
2198 posts, joined 10/04/2007
My grandparents live in Lavaca county. They call it soda wuter. I grew up in Jackson county, call it coke. Cousins in Wharton call it coke I think.
AgySkeet06
1:25p, 10/18/10
AgySkeet06
2231 posts, joined 11/20/2008
quote:
but to be fair I didn't think they had internet in Wharton county.


I could say the same about Lavaca County.....But yes we do have internet in Wharton County, granted we still have dial up where I live.
Log
1:28p, 10/18/10
Log
9354 posts, joined 09/09/2004
Wait until work for a Coke competitor. You go to lunch while on business out of state, and let the waitress know that you would like a coke, waiting for the retort of "What kind?" Before she can respond, the more important/senior/non-TX people in you group respond with a disdainful (i.e. "Don't make that mistake again" or "That is a name we don't speak of" tone) "Don't you mean _______?!"

Get a clue people and chill out. Same thing as q-tips and xerox. It's a generic term by now.
Ramblin Rogue88
1:30p, 10/18/10
Ramblin Rogue88
1229 posts, joined 09/07/2005
Canyon FTW

Anything else is a foreign language.
MouthBQ98
1:49p, 10/18/10
MouthBQ98
86055 posts, joined 08/30/2005
In Texas, Cola = Coke. Once they know you want a "coke", you then must specify what brand. My fav has been Dr. Pepper for some time now.

My grandfather calls them soda waters, and he grew up around Moulton/Shiner.
tbone421998
1:51p, 10/18/10
tbone421998
3437 posts, joined 10/01/2002
Yup what CanyonAg77 said.
markandles
2:30p, 10/18/10
markandles
9299 posts, joined 01/30/2006
Log, I hear ya. Before I put any contractors at the place you speak of, they get schooled on what to say/eat/drink while onsite.

I've found it's one thing at HQ, but the field people are usually more serious about it.

And I order tea as a rule when with them.
SWCBonfire
2:40p, 10/18/10
SWCBonfire
9583 posts, joined 08/16/2005
Probably the reason for the "other" in Lavaca county:

IMG >

Either that, or maybe they thought "pivo" was an option.

[This message has been edited by SWCBonfire (edited 10/18/2010 2:54p).]
TexasRebel
3:12p, 10/18/10
TexasRebel
44805 posts, joined 01/11/2006
how do any of you people still put a . in Dr Pepper?
Brad06ag
3:21p, 10/18/10
Brad06ag
8905 posts, joined 07/07/2005
quote:
how do any of you people still put a . in Dr Pepper?


It's more historically correct to have a period in Dr Pepper. The only reason is was dropped was due to a font change during a logo redesign that made the "Dr." look like "Di:", so instead of redoing the whole logo design, they just dropped the period.
TexasRebel
3:26p, 10/18/10
TexasRebel
44805 posts, joined 01/11/2006
How is an official change in the 1950's not historically correct...

[This message has been edited by TexasRebel (edited 10/18/2010 3:26p).]
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