Actually, here in California, we call it “poison”. Because we are very health conscious and do not drink such tripe juice. Am I right, my Cali-peoples?
Another scientifically proven fact is that we are all very skinny and very blond and we call each other “Dude” all the time, even us middle-aged women. Dude. And we all live by the beach and surf every day and we are all personal close friends with David Hasselhoff (well, before the drunk burger video) and Pamela Anderson.
But never you mind about our perfectly tanned bodies and tight abs. That’s not why I brought you here. I called this meeting in order to introduce the controversy that is “soda” vs “pop”.
I was such an anal-retentive kid, I didn’t call it either one. Why? Because it wasn’t specific enough. I was too literal-minded to use such a vague reference. You can’t ask someone if they want a soda or a pop. That could mean anything. And then you’d wind up having to ask a follow-up question of what kind of soda or pop they wanted. So what is the point of the first question?
For example, I would say, “Do you want a Diet Chocolate Coke?” or “Do you want a Wild Bear Pee?” because if you just refer to it as “soda” and then you find out your friend doesn’t like Wild Bear Pee, but not until AFTER you’ve already opened the bottle… such a waste, right? And if there’s anything we Californians can’t stand it’s wasting stuff.
In fact, when this blog dies, I’m going to recycle it and make shoes out of the individual posts and earrings out of the hyperlinks.
Oops – I digressed again, because I meant to ask you whether you called it soda or pop and where you’re from so I can make fun of your stomping grounds and how you were raised all wrong because of the terms you were born and bred to use.
And now I’d like to welcome back my bazillion fans via Google Reader and blog rolls because I lost you for a while there and now I’m hearing that I may have gotten you back. Sorry about that. It was a feed thing. And a switch to Word Press thing. I know. I’m totally going to sue them.
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