Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wednesday Round Up...

No time for fluff today. We’re taking Father Hayduke out to celebrate (temporarily forget?) his 60th birthday, and since he turns into a pumpkin at a shamefully early hour, we’ve got to get the show on the road. Of course, it doesn’t help that I still have to go out and get him a card.

HoCoBlog has some great information on Belmont and the mess it could/has become.

And the award for the Best Unintenionally Ironic Statement goes to Howard County GOP central committee member John Wafer for his thoughts on early voting, which will take place at three locations in the county this year.

“For Anthony McGuffin [Howard’s head Democrat] to say this is a straw man just proves to you the Democratic Party does not understand what it means to have fair elections,” said John Wafer, a member of the Howard County Republican Central Committee who is leading the petition.

“This is not about the Republican Party; it’s not about the Democrat Party. It’s about the people — the voters — and making sure that their vote counts.”
Yes, we will not rest until every vote is counted. Or, at least until enough are counted to make us happy with the outcome.

Finally, this has been on the internet for quite some time, but it never ceases to make me happy. It’s the great Soda vs. Pop debate. Check out the maps to see the county-by-county breakdown and you'll note that Howard is staunchly in favor of "Soda," which is as it should be. Lest there be any confusion about the proper way to refer to carbonated sugar water, the primary term is "Soda," followed closely by the acceptable and favored-in-the-south "Coke." It is never, under any circumstances, appropriate to use "Pop." I have no idea what is wrong with the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states.

7 comments:

hocoblog said...

Soda V Pop debate. Excellent. Where did you get that? Being a native of Pittsburgh we called it POP. I moved to Baltimore and people had no idea what I was talking about. Now I use the term "Soda Pop".

hocoblog said...

Here is another one for you:

Vacuum or sweeper

Hayduke said...

I'm glad to see you brought up the vacuum vs. sweeper angle, a topic of discussion at dinner last night. My brother's girlfriend, a Pittsburgh-area native herself, still occasionally uses sweeper, refers to shopping carts as "buggies," but has managed to insert "to be" back into her speech, something that can't be said for many members of my family (who are also from the area). Must be something in the water in western PA, eh?

Anonymous said...

It's not just western PA-out here in Big Sky country most people forget (or never learned) to say "to be" They also call it "pop" out here. I loathe that word-it's still soda to me.

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