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Sunday, June 06, 2010

Sodee Shop

Northern folks -- you know, those folks whose kin from way back yonder in the 1800s participated in the war of Northern aggression against the God blessed South -- have, as I understand it, always called a Coke, or any other soda product a "pop." So. If you are offering a Coke to someone, you ask the person, "Hey, do you want a "pop?" We, however, in the more sophisticated and fun loving Southern states, always referred to the same Coke in more humorous and homey ways. We say, "Hey, do you want a "sodee?" which is a play on the word "soda." For some reason, I have always been mocked for using such a reference. Of course, when I was much younger and living in the neutral state of Missouri (Missouri officially didn't take any sides during the war of Northern aggression, being more like those coward over in Switzerland), we called any "soda" product "Coke." So. If you wanted to offer someone a drink you would ask, "Hey, do you want a Coke?" To which that person would reply, "Oh yeah, I'll have a root beer if you got it."

All of that to point you to this fun Youtube documentary.

When I found out this guy's store is like 25 minutes from where I live, I started making plans for a visit.



Blogger The Squirrel said...

'If you wanted to offer someone a drink you would ask, "Hey, do you want a Coke?"'

That's exactly the way it was in Atlanta when I was a kid. All pop was "Coke" (in Montana, it's "pop")


5:05 PM, June 06, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! A sodee pop store! =D

6:50 PM, June 06, 2010  
Blogger deohsan said...

When I was a bit younger, all toothpaste was called Colgate, all photocopying was called "Xeroxing," and having your picture taken was expressed as "getting Kodaked."

8:36 PM, June 06, 2010  
Blogger DJP said...


9:49 AM, June 07, 2010  

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