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“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” – Don Williams Jr

The Great Debate

on September 13, 2008

This post made me laugh

It tackles that age-old debate..is it soda? is it pop? or is it coke?

The most surprising part to me was how far spread the “coke” answer is. I thought it was more contained to Texas and maybe some surrounding states. This is a good thing.

It also reminded me of a time I was at Triennium in 1998. Triennium is a Presbyterian Youth Conference with teenagers from every state and tons of countries. One day as I was walking around Purdue’s campus with my fellow north Texas people, a group from one of the Midwest states (maybe Illinois?) ran up to us and asked us where we were from. We told them and then they asked, “Is it Pop or Soda?” They had been debating with another group and now they were taking a casual poll. Our answer stunned them. They couldn’t understand how we called everything “coke.” We even had to put on a little skit:

Miranda: Hey Mason, thanks for coming over. Would you like a coke?

Mason: Sure. What do you have?

Miranda: We have Dr Pepper, Sprite and Root Beer.

Mason: I’ll take a Dr Pepper.

Miranda: Here’s your coke.

Mason: Thanks!

Good times.

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One response to “The Great Debate

  1. Amanda says:

    hahaha Gotta love Texans! 🙂

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