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Old 02-02-2010, 01:20 PM
Location: Pie shape
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Originally Posted by Francois View Post
EXACTLY. A "coke" need not be Coca-Cola; it just means a soft drink. Actually I believe African -American southerners tend to say "soda" and some Southerners do too now, because that seems to be the more "all-American" term. Whatever you don't don't call it "pop", though!

A fascinating map of the linguistic breakdown:
I didn't know anyone in the NE who called it soda or pop either - we all said "coke" - I still say it and am always corrected in Pepsi-serving establishments, heh.

Edited to note that I only say this when I mean Coke or Pepsi, not Mountain Dew! Actually I don't even like Mountain Dew but I'd go ahead and call it Mountain Dew.

Edited further to note that I just looked at the map and apparently I was in the minority not referring to it as "soda", funny
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:14 PM
Location: NC
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Originally Posted by addbacon View Post
With that said, my girlfriend and I currently live in Tampa, looking to relocate to Cary/Apex/Triangle in 2-3 years. We are taking a week off in March to explore the area and jot down some neighborhoods. This will be our second home, and we really want to build. I'm not sold on the idea of community pools, HOA, etc. Is it possible to do away with this, yet have the "community feel" up there? Currently we are paying close to 1000 a year in HOA fees and I cringe everytime I see the budget ($10,000 on holiday decorations....they put lights on the gate and add maybe 10 lighted reindeer in the park).
I think you'll be able to find a neighborhood without a HOA, there are some here. HOA dues here are pretty reasonable overall. I've heard many in the range of $40-$60 mt. I imagine you will pay more in a more expensive neighborhood and depending on the # of homes.
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:44 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by addbacon View Post
This line alone made me register here. I have been lurking the forums for the better part of 6 months, and I nearly fell out of my chair when I read this. I could not have put it better myself, I'm the same way. Pop is pop, and will always be pop, pizza, is pizza, not a pie, and a garbage plate is something you must have before you die.
Just to clarify, it was someone in another region who said pizza is "pie"--in NC, it's definitely "pizza"! Now, "pop" ( or as it's usually said "paaaaaahp") to mean a soft drink will never fit in here
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