The Colbert Report: "soda water" (UNCLASSIFIED)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 18 02:10:15 UTC 2009

Thought 'twas a joke, but couldn't be sho'.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 10:44 AM, Charles Doyle <cdoyle at> wrote:
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> 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.
> --Charlie
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>>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. Â 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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