So what do you nutbags in Wharton County call it?

I am curious.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/74/Sodavspopvscoke.png/800px-Sodavspopvscoke.png

For the record, it is coke.
I almost forgot that Texans call it coke.
I like to see the numbers for Alaska. Crazy distribution there. Little pockets within the state that call it something else.
Wharton County????

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

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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.

you know that map roughly represents 30 people per county in the US...
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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.
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.
TH, if the box was red with the words "Coca Cola" written across it...

that is correct.
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Please don't confuse us for those degenerates over there in Wharton County.


wtf???
Is that San Jacinto that calls it "soda"? Dorks. I blame Shepherd.
As one of those degenerates I resent that.

For the record I drink Dr Pepper
They are Cokes.. and you find them in the Coke aisle at the store, or the Coke Machine.

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this is not a Coke... if you think it is, reading might not be your strong suit.
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.

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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.
I used to say coke, but now resort to "sodie water".

Not "soda water" but "sodie water".
"You want a coke?"
"Yep."
"What kind?"
"Dr Pepper."
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.
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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.
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.
Canyon FTW

Anything else is a foreign language.
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.
Yup what CanyonAg77 said.
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.
Probably the reason for the "other" in Lavaca county:



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

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how do any of you people still put a . in Dr Pepper?
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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.
How is an official change in the 1950's not historically correct...

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