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Corner Store, Ice House or Conv. Store???

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by NJL, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. Corner Store

    8 vote(s)
  2. Convenience Store

    14 vote(s)
  3. Icehouse

    1 vote(s)
  4. Thor is fat AND old!

    20 vote(s)
  1. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Which is it and why?

  2. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Convenience Store.

    'Ice House' seems to be a uniquely Texas phenomenon.
  3. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Who you calling fat? I'm 219 and you are more than that! :spit:
  4. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Looks like someone already voted for you...

  5. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    That was me, I always vote for myself.
  6. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    it is , and we're darn proud of it too !! :D

    we had a Lone Star Ice House at the end of our street .
    i used to go by and drop off empty " Big Red " , and " Hippo " soda water bottles , for a nickle each ...
    just enough money for my "Bazooka Joe " bubble gum fix ...

    ... i still call 'em an ICE HOUSE ...
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Corner store. That is what I grew up hearing it called. Interestingly, my son calls it by the name of the actual store each time. He likes to be specific I guess.

  8. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Convenience store.

    Ice house? You kidding me? Every ice house I've ever seen was a bar. Usually a very casual bar. Never heard a convenience store referred to as an "ice house."

  9. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    ... and you call yourself a Texan ? ... :meh:

    oh waitaminute ,
    you're one of those guys from " Wacko " ...
    i guess that explains it .

  10. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    I voted for Thor is fat and old.

    In a world of uncertainty........
    Where convenience stores are icehouses, and corner stores are 7-11s, it's nice to know there are some truths that are self evident and universal.
  11. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Seriously?! Lived my whole life here and never heard a corner store called an "ice house" but regularly see self-labeled "Ice Houses" that are bars. This is surprising to me.

  12. i call it the gas station

    ...I thought ice house was a brand of beer?

  13. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
  14. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL
    I grew up in southern Louisiana, we called 'em all "seven 'leven"....never have heard one referred to as an "ice house"??? :confused:
  15. :D +1

    Convenience store
  16. The deli.
  17. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    I usually call it by its name. For example I will say "I am going to the Mac's" or "I am going to the Hobo".

    An ice house is where you keep ice for the summer. Although I don't know of anybody who uses one any more. We have something called "refrigerators" up here now ;)
  18. simpy1


    Mar 31, 2005
    New Zealand
    Hehehe Ice House.

    "Great southern land"...beouw beouwwwww...

    "Tell me, what can I do? Electric Blue"

    and many other hits!

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    The Store.
  20. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA