The Colbert Report: "soda water" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Sat May 16 14:44:52 UTC 2009

I didn't mean that the reduplicated "RC cocola" or "RC cocacola" isn't heard "in the wild." I was suggesting that it's heard mainly (if not exclusively) as a joke--you know, that strange proclivity that (we) "Rednecks" have for satirizing our own folkways and language.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 15:11:50 -0500
>From: "Mullins, Bill AMRDEC" <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL>
>I've never heard "RC Coca cola" in the wild.  I have heard:
>RC Cola
>RC Co-cola
>AHR-oh-SEE Co-cola (with the "oh" sort of glided into the "see"; maybe closer to AHR-ah-SEE) and AHR-oh-SEE Cola

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