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View Poll Results: Which 'Texanisms" Are Part of Your Regular Use?
"Coke" for soft-drink 29 69.05%
"Y'all" for second-person plural pronoun 38 90.48%
"Yonder" 10 23.81%
Double-Modals (i.e. "might-could", "shouldn't oughta", etc) 10 23.81%
Emphasis on first syllable to make two syllables (i.e. "IN-surance", "IN-velope", etc) 10 23.81%
Rolling R's (i.e. "warsh" for "wash",etc). 3 7.14%
"Doodlebug" for "Roly-Poly" 13 30.95%
"Cotton-Pickin Hands" (as in mild, friendly critique of manners) 4 9.52%
Tex-izz as opposed to Tex-iss, when pronouncing our state 10 23.81%
Others (please list!). 7 16.67%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Uh, no... it get's confusing to Native Texans who were born after the Carter administration.

No one in Texas cities use that, either.


I know people born during the freaking second Reagan administration who use the word "Coke" to refer to all sodas.

Speaking personally, I was born during the Ford years (blink and you missed it).
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Yep, I say coke as generic for soft drink. I grew up hearing "Y'all want a coke?" "Sure, whacha' got?" That is "coke" with a little "c". "Coke" is "Cocola". They usually had Dr Pepper or R-O-C.

I say y'all. You guys is too weird when you are talking to women.

Yonder is more a direction than a distance. A fer piece is distance.

I might could answer these questions for non-Texans.

My mother says warsh. For the life of her, she cannot say wash.

I have always called those roly-poly pillbugs "doodlebugs".
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:34 AM
 
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Uh, no... it get's confusing to Native Texans who were born after the Carter administration.
LOL There's definitely nothing confusing about it. It's not like it's some big conspiracy. My daughter was born well after the Carter administration as well as her friends. It is Coke for them.


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No one in Texas cities use that, either.
I beg to differ on that, I know it's used in cities. Also, I see your location is listed as Fort Worth, so if you listen hard, you'll hear me say it IN Fort Worth (along with a bunch of people - my friends, my daughter, her friends, for some). You must stay in an extremely small radius of Fort Worth and never get out of it to have never heard someone not refer to carbonated soft drinks as Cokes.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:39 AM
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LOL There's definitely nothing confusing about it. It's not like it's some big conspiracy. My daughter was born well after the Carter administration as well as her friends. It is Coke for them.




I beg to differ on that, I know it's used in cities. Also, I see your location is listed as Fort Worth, so if you listen hard, you'll hear me say it IN Fort Worth (along with a bunch of people - my friends, my daughter, her friends, for some). You must stay in an extremely small radius of Fort Worth and never get out of it to have never heard someone not refer to carbonated soft drinks as Cokes.
You people must be hearing something I'm not.

I'm sticking to what I've said.
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:51 AM
 
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Yep, I say coke as generic for soft drink. I grew up hearing "Y'all want a coke?" "Sure, whacha' got?" That is "coke" with a little "c". "Coke" is "Cocola". They usually had Dr Pepper or R-O-C.
R-O-C and a peanut rounder.

When my Daddy was asked if he wanted a coke, he'd sometimes say, "Sure, you got a Cocola"
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:02 AM
 
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You people must be hearing something I'm not.
Too funny. Just remember, it's not only hearing it, it's saying it.

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I'm sticking to what I've said.
Seriously, it's no big deal. You should stick to what you said.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I think everyone has a point, including JJG.

Living in two major southern cities, I mostly only heard people in their 50s and older refer to all carbonated drinks as "coke". In my experience, it wasn't until I was in smaller towns that I heard that term being used by young people. For the most part, I hear "soda" more than anything else.

It can be confusing for people who grew up understanding that "coke" referred only to Coca Cola.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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It's kind of like when you say seven at a bar. It's assumed you mean a lemon lime flavored soft drink as a mixer, but it could be sprite, 7up, or Sierra mist.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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It's kind of like when you say seven at a bar. It's assumed you mean a lemon lime flavored soft drink as a mixer, but it could be sprite, 7up, or Sierra mist.
Good point. Rep point coming your way.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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It's kind of like when you say seven at a bar. It's assumed you mean a lemon lime flavored soft drink as a mixer, but it could be sprite, 7up, or Sierra mist.
And that would make perfect sense to someone who understands bar lingo, but not to someone who doesn't.

In most urban areas, if you order a "coke", they won't ask you which kind, but they'll bring you an actual Coke.
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