GoogaMooga wrote:souphound wrote:I'm one of those nasty Pepsi drinkers, in that I prefer it over Coke. In fact, French Canadians, Quebecois especially are often referred to as "Les Pepsis" by the rest of Canada. Not 10% sure if that's still the case ut probably is. Maybe Harv can testify?
As far as I know, that's been running for quite a long time. Ah well.
I drink mine with ice as well. Max 500ml a day I would say, with none on many days.
I didn't know that about the Quebecois. So is "Pepsis" meant in an affectionate or a derogatory way?
Well, it is derogatory, I'd call it a mild insult.
Traditionally, Quebecois tended to be less educated, more blue collar than white collar if you will. That has changed somewhat over the years. Access to higher learning has improved over time and now, there is a distinct white collar class among us.
More info here: https://maisonneuve.org/post/2010/02/4/how/
It would take much more than that for me to feel insulted, really. But I do have a fairly thick skin.