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Re: more politics


Re:  more politics
Bullard, Claude L (Len) scripsit:

> In the North, these are 'pops'.  If you ask for a 
> 'pop' in the South, they look at you strangely but 
> if you keep insisting, they will pop you.  This usually 
> just results in a sore arm or nose.  In the North, 
> if they pop you, it results in a trip to the mortuary.

True.  But "pop" for "soda" is not understood everywhere.
If I ordered a "pop" here in NYC I would expect to get asked
for clarification.

> The case for tea is worse; Southerners 
> habitually sweeten tea.  To get it without sugar, 
> you have to ask for unsweetened tea.  In the North, 
> typically, the case is the reverse.

It's worse than that.  In the North, tea is hot by
default; in the South, iced.

> Because of 
> problems of reference such as these, we fought 
> and have never forgotten, our Civil War, and 
> may do it again in the near future.</details>

Q:  What does the North think of the South?
A:  Think of the what?

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