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But people still say Tivo, even if they have a DirecTV DVR. It doesn't matter which one is said more.

I don't think anyone really says TiVo anymore.






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cord1321
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Skil Saw instead of circular saw.





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genro
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I don't think anyone really says TiVo anymore.

Older people do. My parents, and my fiancee's parents always say they make sure to "Tivo" the games even though they each have DirecTV DVR



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noonan
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Coke... is every soft drink in the south.




I've seen this posted here, but I have never heard coke used as a term for all soft drinks.

Tupperware would be my contribution to the thread.






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genro
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I've seen this posted here, but I have never heard coke used as a term for all soft drinks.
Do people say soda or pop in Texas?






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yurintroubl
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fr33manator
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Sawzall too





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noonan
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Do people say soda or pop in Texas?




I grew up in Louisiana. People always said, do you want something to drink.

Personally, I would offer coke because I had coke. Sprite, if I had sprite. Root beer if I had root beer. And so on.






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genro
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coke because I had coke. Sprite, if I had sprite. Root beer if I had root beer.
And those are all different types of ____________?






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JimMorrison
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I either say coke or soft drink





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noonan
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Things to drink?





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yurintroubl
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And those are all different types of ____________?


Coke, of course.

I've heard people call Big Red a red coke before.

They weren't white people... but I've heard it.






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Slinger16
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I say Coke ans Soda about equally.





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noonan
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I've never heard people refer to brands other than coke as coke.

Though, some, including myself, refer to Pepsi as watered down coke.






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genro
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Alright then.

Often I'll ask for a Coke and have someone say "what kind?"






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noonan
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Must be a Luling thing then.

I'm sure people said it, but definitely not often enough for me to remember it.






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yurintroubl
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Often I'll ask for a Coke and have someone say "what kind?"


THIS. I've heard it New Orleans and in Fort Worth... So it's around.






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noonan
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Often I'll ask for a Coke and have someone say "what kind?"


I have honestly never had that happen.

I did go to Ohio once and someone offered a pop. When I asked what they had and they said sprite I asked wy they didn't just say sprite.






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JimMorrison
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Often I'll ask for a Coke and have someone say "what kind?"


happens all the time

"I'll have a coke"

"what kind?"

"dr. pepper"






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