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? -- "I could dance with you till the cows John Cowan come home. On second thought, I'd http://www.ccil.org/~cowan rather dance with the cows when you http://www.reutershealth.com came home." --Rufus T. Firefly jcowan@r...
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