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pepsi

derogatory term for French-Canadians due to their perceived non-nutrtious food intake.

Country Code:CA
Submitted July 26th, 2005 by: dw888

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You mean it's a term for Americans. Comment by: Chiley    Rated:1/5
Not entirely, ie the American bit. But its Also a stereo Type if in Quebec its easier to find a Pepsi than a Coke because its preferred there Comment by: Mr.Me    Rated:3/5
Chiley: uh, no. why the hell would it mean american? it's for frogs, because quebec is one of the only places in the world where pepsi consistently outsells coke. Comment by: Sam   
I LOVE pepsi its so much better than coke. It doesn't leave you with dry mouth after. But that just may be because im part french Canadian? hm Comment by: I LOVE pepsi its so much better than cok   
Yeah it is way easier to find here (Quebec) but I don't like it, I like Coke. Coke is way better, most people I know around here agree and hate that you always have to really look for one. Comment by: Micah    Rated:4/5
I noticed a lot of Vancouver people never heard of this - mostly Ontario and Quebecers knew of it. As witnessed by the brilliant SCTV skit where Guy Lafleur and Daryl Sittler are doing a commercial together and Sittler starts calling Lafleur a "pepsi". Hilarious! Comment by: j.   
It is from the observation of a bottle of pepsi being empty from the neck up meaning Qs are stupid Comment by: Jacques   
For lunch it used to be a Jos. Louis and a Pepsi, now it's all about the Poutine and Pepsi..ahhh Quebec Comment by: Sally   
Used to always be Pepsi and May West for lunch - usual lunch for a frog Comment by: KPM   
Pepsi is a derogatory term for French Canadians??? Is this only in Quebec? I have never heard this before, but I doubt any Francophones could have a worse diet than me I have ice cream and Pepsi for breakfast LOL Comment by: Pista   
I'm from Alberta, and all I know about Pepsi is that I prefer Coke. Comment by: Sketchguy   
the jo-louis and pepsi wasn't for lunch...it was for breakfast Comment by: Martine   
Well, this is new. Though, I'm from the lower mainland, myself, and I've never heard this. Ever. ...But really. Pepsi? Better than coke? I've had both, and while they're similar, Pepsi just tastes more... I don't know... lighter, sweeter. I'm not /hatin'/ on Pepsi, I'd just prefer Coke. (I'm part French Canadian, too.) Comment by: No. Go home.   
Indeed, I'm from BC and have never heard of this one. Sally's comments sound horrendously like the state that local food places are in around here though, but poutine is damn good. Comment by: Trebek   
Its way more common in Newfoundland, I don't every remember my grandparents drinking Coke; they would actually ask why you'd drink "that stuff" Comment by: Andrea   
I was born in Montreal and still recall my parents ordering - Two 'ot dogs and a pepsi - or - Two steeemies and a pepsi" in that French Canadian accent. Loved it :P Comment by: frogette   
I learned this from a friend who grew up in Montreal during the 60s. During that time little french children were frequently called "little Pepsis" due to Pepsi being a staple beverage some. Milk cost significantly more than Pepsi at that time so the poorer families would buy Pepsi for their children. Comment by: G. Humphreys    Rated:3/5
That's crazy! I was unaware Canadians had developed language. I thought they still largely relied on grunts and moans... Comment by: Typical Fat Ignorant American   
Chiley, it makes no sense to call an American a "pepsi". It's the home of the World of Coke. Comment by: =w=   
I remember they shows us a movie about racism in school (grade 7 maybe) that used this as an example. That was well over 30 years ago. Comment by: DMT    Rated:5/5
Pepsi was always cheaper than Coke, thus second-class, thus it was thrusted upon the French meaning second-class citizen. Comment by: Rob   
Pepsi is a blue and white label, Coke is a red and white label. Think of the colours of the Quebec and Canadian flags... Comment by: Renee   
Also, Hot Pepsi can be used to describe burning diarrhea Comment by: You can't Unlearn that   

 
 

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