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Re: [at-l] Re: Debates...

>WB, isn't RC Cola headquartered in Columbus, GA? As I recall, the way we
>said it sounded like "ROC co-cola anna MooonPie". I think that the "R" in
>pre 1965 South had 2 syllables (as the driver in "Driving Miss Daisy"
>read)and sort of turned into an RO sound. Brother Dave Gardner (a comedian
>who was either ahead of his time
>or the last gasp of racist comedians) told stories of Southerners and
>blacks living for these delicacies. I almost blame him for the
>popularization of the RC and Moonpie combination, dooming both to regional
>prejudices and tastes. He died of alcoholic liver disease 1/5 mile from my
>home about 15 years ago.
>RC kept its nickle soda longer and came out with a king size earlier than
>Coke. They didn't do as good a job of marketing. Heck, Dr. Pepper (10, 2 &
>4) isn't recognizable from how it was marketed in the 50's.
>Damn, are we getting old?
>To make this trail related, does anyone know how Moonpies compare to Little
>Debbie cakes for weight and calories?
>--- WHHAWKINS@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 03/04/2000 9:47:14 PM EDT,
> > garyticknor@starpower.net
> > writes:
> >
> > << In East Carolina (which is east of North Carolina
> > ;) one asks for an "RC
> >  cok-cola" (sic) to eat with your Moon Pie. >>
> >
> > Its "Give me a RC Cola and Moon Pie"
> > In the 1950's. The phrase "RC Cola and a MoonPieŽ"
> > became well known around
> > the South.
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