Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    Bart sold Homer’s beer.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 3 years ago

    Soda? What’s that? I drink pop!

  3. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, about 3 years ago

    Right- I think soda is a southern phrase. Actually it is soda pop. To me a soda is something I used to get at a soda fountain in a drug store. Chocolate sodas were the best.

  4. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    My other half lived in Ohio all his life and has always called it soda. I’ve lived in Ohio all my life and have always called it pop. Both our sets of grandparents were from the south.

  5. Tony

    Tony said, about 3 years ago

    unless you live inside Rte 128 in eastern Mass – aka Greater Boston – then it’s tonic.

  6. dotweasl

    dotweasl said, about 3 years ago

    In New Orleans, we call soft drinks “Coke”: “What kind of Coke do you want? Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite?”
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    And in some neighborhoods, they are called “cold drinks”: “You want a cold drink?”

  7. BillWa

    BillWa GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Also called soft drinks. All forms are correct. In my house it was always “You want something to drink? we got coke, pepsi, something called Mountain Dew.”

  8. BillWa

    BillWa GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    And here’s something nobody mentioned, how much Soda/Pop did Arlo have? a twelvepack? back in those days six bucks could fill the fridge

  9. gir63

    gir63 said, about 3 years ago

    http://i48.tinypic.com/34hcqbd.jpg

    A map showing soft drink naming in the US.

  10. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, about 3 years ago

    Canadians prefer the genteel “soft drink”.

  11. Dr Fogg

    Dr Fogg said, about 3 years ago

    @gir63 Neat map.I grew up 60 miles north of NYC and we called it soda. I still do and now live in Indiana

  12. riverhawk

    riverhawk GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Ny is Soda Mass is tonic BTW did they ever finish construction on rte 128?

  13. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    My grandparents called it “soft stuff”. Odd, because looking back I realize there was never any “hard Stuff” in the house.

  14. Strod

    Strod said, about 3 years ago

    @ScullyUFO

    I don’t know. A coworker of mine is from Alberta and she calls it “pop”, much to our amusement.

  15. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, about 3 years ago

    @Strod

    …lots of people from alberta (especially southern alberta) are very american-like…(not saying that that is good or bad, just sayin’)

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