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    iced something or something on the rocks?

    Hi friends,

    Are there any differences between iced Coke and Coke on the rocks? Of course, I am not quite sure whether these two expressions are ok to native speakers?

    By the way, is coke countable? Let's say, is it ok for us at a KFC to say, "I will have a coke.".

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: iced something or something on the rocks?

    We use "on the rocks" for alcoholic drinks. If you said "Coke on the rocks" it would sound like you were trying to be clever.

    Yes, Coke is countable the way coffee or tea or water is countable to mean a can/cup/glass of Coke, coffee, or tea.

    Two Cokes and coffee please. -- Something you might say to the waiter.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: iced something or something on the rocks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    We use "on the rocks" for alcoholic drinks. If you said "Coke on the rocks" it would sound like you were trying to be clever.

    Yes, Coke is countable the way coffee or tea or water is countable to mean a can/cup/glass of Coke, coffee, or tea.

    Two Cokes and coffee please. -- Something you might say to the waiter.
    Many thanks, Barb_D.

    What do native speakers say if they really want a coke with some ice cubes?

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    Re: iced something or something on the rocks?

    Quote Originally Posted by wang.cupid View Post
    Many thanks, Barb_D.

    What do native speakers say if they really want a coke with some ice cubes?
    "a coke with ice"...

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