TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ladykat » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:55 pm

Since I've almost completely stopped drinking Coke---just one every couple of months or so----and I never drank coffee......

Guess I'll just have to get all my caffeine from chocolate! :D :D

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ninui » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:44 am

That's always a good way of solving the need for caffeine, LK.... :wink: :D
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:05 pm

I used to drink pop all the time


heh. I grew up saying 'pop' too. :D
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ladykat » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:12 pm

Tookish_Traveler wrote:heh. I grew up saying 'pop' too.


Same here. Didn't everyone? :P

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ninui » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:53 pm

With me it was "soda" or "soda pop". When I grew up it became "coke".
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ladykat » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:50 pm

Hmmm....we just said "Coke" for Coke.

Everything else was pop.

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Witchwench » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:40 am

Well..in Minnesota it's pop and stays pop even as a grown up, lol...then if I want to specify I say Coke, Pepsi or as a kid, I'd call those two: Plain Pop.. :D


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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ladykat » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:25 pm

In Georgia they call Coke Co-Cola. I remember going into a McDonalds there....

Girl behind the counter: "Y'all wanna Co-Cola?

Me: "Do I want a WHAT!"

Girl: "A Co-Cola."

Me: "You mean a Coke?"

Girl nods her head

Me: "Oh yeah. OK. Please. :D

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby basil » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 pm

My dad grew up in Georgia and raised us kids in Kansas

Red Sody Pops, Nehi-s I think they were



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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:33 am

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The original red pop. :D

This was quite popular back in my day. ;)
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ladykat » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:49 pm

Don't think I ever drank Faygo pop, red or otherwise.

I know about it of course, it's still around, I just don't think I ever drank any.

I know about Nehi from watching M*A*S*H* episodes, but I don't know that I ever drank one of them either. :D

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:22 pm

Pretty sure I drank grape Nehi as a kid. Got it down at the Shanks corner store. They had one of those huge coke coolers -- full of icy water to keep the drinks cold. :D
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ladykat » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:21 am

As kid, I loved Norka orange pop.

I believe the bottling company was local, and I don't know if they had a wide distribution area. I don't know if they made any other flavors. I don't even know if they're still in business.

But as a kid, I thought that was the best orange pop in the world. :D

Orange Crush is pretty good, That's what I drink now if I want orange pop.

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Morwenna » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:34 pm

(Late to the party, of course.)

Are any of you lovely folks old enough (or have family members old enough) to remember Cott soda? They also had a soft drink syrup that rivaled Za-rex. (Anybody still remember that?)

But soda was soda. Soda pop was something you saw in print and understood but never actually said. This was in north central Connecticut; I discovered long ago that food & drink names varied usually by region, often by state, sometimes by neighborhood.
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:46 pm

*scratches head*

Never heard of Cott soda pop, Morwenna. Must have been a local thing?
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Morwenna » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:30 pm

Could be. I believe there were a lot of brands that most of us took for granted which were probably local but we never realized it.

The "Co-Cola" bit reminds me of "A-hab the A-rab," where Stevens mentions Co-Cola as one of the snacks Fatima was indulging in. I never understood; now I do. :)
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Dunthule » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:42 am

My dad used to ask "Do you want a coke?" which really meant "Do you want something to drink?"
He was a fan of Dr. Pepper.

I remember some of my parents friends referring to pop as 'soft drinks'. I think that came out of the prohibition as reference to non-alcoholic sodas.
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:18 am

Hey. I'll take a Coke!!!!

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Morwenna » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:06 pm

Believe it or not, I was never a cola fan. My parents went through Coke (that is, actually Coca-Cola, not any other brand) like crazy, but when I was a child I didn't like fizzy soda, hence the Cott's syrup and Za-Rex. (And soft orange at the drive-in.) Then I hit junior high and discovered ginger ale! The fizziest soda out there, go figure.

And then Sprite came out. They would advertise it as the "adult" drink, whereas they would picture Coke drinkers as kids partying. So who was drinking what at our house? :) (BTW, those were the days of returnable glass bottles. We had a wooden case for them.)

I'm still not a cola fan. I still like lemon-lime sodas (Sprite, 7-Up, etc.). And I still like ginger ale.
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Dunthule » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:40 pm

Yeah, I'm a fan of ginger ale too! 8)

Tooks, here's a coke for ya. ;)
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:23 am

*guzzles*
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ladykat » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:23 pm

I don't really drink ginger ale unless I have an upset stomach. I do like 7-UP or Sierra Mist though.

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:44 pm

Well, since I've hit 26000, I will drink..... gin. And tonic.
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Morwenna » Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:42 pm

Ooo. With lime? :)
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ninui » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:55 pm

Sorry I'm late. Great going, Tooks. Now onward to your third ring !!!!!

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Morwenna » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:07 pm

At the rate she's going, it won't be long. :)
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ladykat » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:41 pm

Yep. she's leaving us all in the dust.

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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Tookish_Traveler » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:59 am

Third ring.

Ha ha. :roll:

hmmmmm.... I guess I could go spam a buncha old threads..... ;)
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Bardhwyn » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:55 pm

Yoohooo!! Congrats, Tooks! :horse:
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Re: TOOKS did it!!! 25,000!!! Celebration Thread!!

Postby Ladykat » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:15 pm

Tookish_Traveler wrote:hmmmmm.... I guess I could go spam a buncha old threads.....


Sounds like a plan. Go for it! :thumbsup: :-D

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