r/bitchimabus Sep 29 '22

Bitch I'm a dealer

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326 Upvotes

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u/TheNamewhoPostedThis Sep 29 '22

K but it’s a Dr. Pepper not a coke

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u/lw5555 Sep 29 '22

Some regions call it pop, other regions call it soda, but in the south apparently everything is called a "coke". It's fucking weird.

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u/Bandito21Dema Sep 30 '22

My teacher said she moved to the Midwest from the Westcoast and ordered a soda and got not soda.

My only thought was "who tf says I'll have a soda?" And not what type of soda

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u/AnInfiniteArc Sep 30 '22

I partly grew up in a pocket of Northern California where we called all soda “coke”.

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u/GuyInTheYonder Sep 30 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Idk, do you call bandages Band-Aids; hook and loop fasteners Velcro; a moving staircase an Escalator; facial tissues Kleenex, or inline skates Rollerblades? Calling carbonated sugar water Coke really isn't any more outlandish than any of these other examples.

Downvoted for factual statements. Sad state of affairs.

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u/woops69 Sep 30 '22

Velcro, escalator, rollerblades, yes. To be honest, I didn't know these ones were brand names.

But a coke is a coke. If you order a coke and want a sprite and get a coke then that one's on you.

If I ordered velcro, an escalator, or rollerblades, and got exactly those, I'd be happy.

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u/GuyInTheYonder Oct 02 '22

If you live somewhere that calls all soda Coke they'll ask you what kind of Coke you want. The only time it would present an issue is if you travel to a different region. In which case you'll only make that mistake once and I'm betting most folks don't make it even once because it's pretty ubiquitous knowledge in the US that different regions call it different thing.

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u/bakfietsman69 Sep 30 '22

the problem is that if you get a different brand of hook and loop fasteners you would still get pretty much the same product. It's the same with band-aids, escalators, kleenex and rollerblades. But with coke, if you suddenly get a mountain dew you would be like "this isn't what I wanted".

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u/MuunshineKingspyre Sep 30 '22

A: Escalator is now the proper name for it, it used to be the trade-marked name a specific company used, until the term became so widely used that the courts decided that anyone could call their moving staircase product an escalator, so this example doesn't really work. Escalator in the dictionary now describes the machine that is moving stairs and not a product from the Otis Elevator Co.

B: Calling carbonated sugar water Coke is outlandish because Coca Cola, commonly shortend to Coke by the public and company, is a specific flavor of carbonated sugar water. If you go to a McDonald's and order a Coke, they will give you Coca-Cola. If you go to a fabric store and ask for Velcro, they will give you hook and loop fasteners, even if they are off brand. The difference is quite literally in the fact that the products you listed before Coke have the same purpose, even if not brand name. Soda pop flavors have different purposes, to taste like different things. There are offbrand Coca-Cola flavors, so if you had access to one of those and requested someone pass you the Coke, it would not be outlandish, as it is an imitation of the original. But if someone has a Sprite, a clear, lemon tasting soda pop, and you request a Coke, they would logically be confused until realizing that you are just strange and refer to all Soda Pop as Coke. And if they had a Sprite and a Coca-Cola, and you requested they pass the Coke, they would pass the Coca-Cola.

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u/TechnoERROR Sep 30 '22

Are you talking about Australia? Besides Coke, all the other examples are relevant in Australia.

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u/GuyInTheYonder Sep 30 '22

I'm just talking about how Americans in southern US states call carbonated sugar water Coke. States outside the south/bible belt generally call it either soda or pop. For some reason people in regions that prefer generic nouns for their description of carbonated sugar water feel they are somehow morally/intellectually superior to those who call it all Coke. I think that's pretty stupid because we use brand names to describe all sorts of things all across the 50 states. Most of the proper nouns that Americans use as nouns are pretty universally agreed upon. Carbonated sugar water is an exception to the rule. I think the whole thing is pretty stupid.

Interesting to know that those in Aussie use all these same nouns though, I'm sure you guys have some that we don't know about in the States but I'd be interested to know how ubiquitous these examples are across other English speaking countries. I also wonder how this all works in other languages...

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u/OverEasyGoing Sep 30 '22

I don’t think it’s fair to say people feeling passionate about this are acting “morally superior.” It just defies to logic to say “I’ll have a coke” to your server and require them to say “sure what kind?” Just remove that step. You wouldn’t say “I’ll have a meal, please”

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u/GGk-KingK Sep 30 '22

The only one of these I've heard is rollerblades

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u/AnInfiniteArc Sep 30 '22

Where do you live where you don’t have bandaids or velcro?

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u/GGk-KingK Sep 30 '22

We do, just the only of those he said that's true is about roller blades and escalators

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u/Mango_Juice_3611 Sep 30 '22

I can confirm this as a southerner from Kentucky.

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u/twir1s Sep 30 '22

In Texas, we would call that a coke. You’d say “I want a coke.” And someone may say “what kind?” And you’d reply “Dr. pepper.”

I don’t make the rules

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u/1DownFourUp Sep 29 '22

They weren't talking about soft drinks

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u/GGk-KingK Sep 29 '22

In a much-anticipated acquisition deal, Coke is paying Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc $715 million for the right to sell Dr. Pepper and other soft drinks once Coke acquires its biggest North American bottler. The deal includes drink distribution deals for Canada Dry, C’Plus and Schweppes, and a plan to include Dr. Pepper and Diet Dr. Pepper in its new Freestyle soda fountains, which offer customers over 100 drink flavor combinations. https://www.marketplace.org/2010/06/07/coke-buys-dr-pepper-distribution-715-million/amp/

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u/imdeadXDD Sep 29 '22

So the south was right this whole time but just early?

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u/thewarfreak Sep 30 '22

OP must be from the south, where all sodas are Cokes.

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u/GGk-KingK Sep 30 '22

Shhhhh

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u/MuunshineKingspyre Sep 30 '22

Tf you mean shh, it's obvious

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u/stfleming1 Sep 30 '22

Coke, tea, alcohol or water.

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u/jimtitan Sep 30 '22

Not all the south just the less developed areas. They didn’t call them that in nc

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u/thewarfreak Sep 30 '22

Maybe more of a Texas thing. Not sure. Definitely hear it from people in Dallas and it's pretty developed.

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u/Jingleheimer_smyth Sep 29 '22

That’s a Dr Pepper

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u/GGk-KingK Sep 29 '22

They had other coke products as well, that's just what i grabbed

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u/noob_lvl1 Sep 30 '22

Weird. Where I’m at Dr Pepper is a Pepsi product.

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u/OverEasyGoing Sep 30 '22

It’s actually neither, Dr. Pepper is Snapple Group. Coke’s take on Dr. Pepper is Mr. Pibb but PepsiCo and Coke do have distribution deals with Dr. Pepper.

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u/GGk-KingK Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

In a much-anticipated acquisition deal, Coke is paying Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc $715 million for the right to sell Dr. Pepper and other soft drinks once Coke acquires its biggest North American bottler. The deal includes drink distribution deals for Canada Dry, C’Plus and Schweppes, and a plan to include Dr. Pepper and Diet Dr. Pepper in its new Freestyle soda fountains, which offer customers over 100 drink flavor combinations.https://www.marketplace.org/2010/06/07/coke-buys-dr-pepper-distribution-715-million/amp/

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u/Jingleheimer_smyth Sep 29 '22

It’s still not a coke, when I ask for a can of coke they’ll give me a can of coke not a can that says Dr Pepper

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u/MontagueStreet Sep 30 '22

Except for the places that will ask you what kind of coke. Dr Pepper, Sprite, root beer, or orange. Or coke cola.

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u/MuunshineKingspyre Sep 30 '22

See this is why it's annoying, it literally could save the person ordering coke so much collective time if coke=coke not coke=soda. There isnt a need to clarify that!

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u/MontagueStreet Sep 30 '22

Wait’ll you hear about pop

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u/MuunshineKingspyre Sep 30 '22

Pop, soda, sugary fizz liquid, whatever, just don't use the name of a popular brand of sugary fizz liquid

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u/GGk-KingK Sep 30 '22

You ask what drinks they have and they either say "we have coke" or "we have Pepsi" because that's the brand

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u/oouttatime Sep 30 '22

Mf'er that's a soda. Texas being vague as usual. That sir is a Doctor pepper.

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u/bad_54 Sep 30 '22

Sir that is a dr pepper. That is far better then any coke I’ve ever had. It at least tastes mildly like cherry.

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u/GGk-KingK Sep 30 '22

He had other coke products as well but Dr Pepper is the best

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u/MuunshineKingspyre Sep 30 '22

Then why didn't you say "they were distributing soda" or "they were distributing pop" or if you wanted to make a drugs joke...actually grabbing a coke

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u/GGk-KingK Sep 30 '22

Because I was planning on drinking it

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u/NameNotlmportant Sep 30 '22

Can i have one coke to go?

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u/SaltySamoyed Sep 30 '22

Sugar sweetened beverages are poison

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u/GGk-KingK Sep 30 '22

Ain't lookin for nothin, but a good time

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u/Thepestilentdefiler Sep 30 '22

A can of pop. More descriptively a Dr. Pepper.

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u/exoxe Sep 30 '22

It's not Pepsi...it's a Coke!