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

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


  1. Corner Store

    8 vote(s)
    18.6%
  2. Convenience Store

    14 vote(s)
    32.6%
  3. Icehouse

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. Thor is fat AND old!

    20 vote(s)
    46.5%
  1. NJL

    NJL

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

    :D
     
  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

    NJL

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

    :D
     
  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
    Lacey, 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.

    -Mike
     
  8. DigMe

    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."

    bc
     
  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 .

    :D:D
     
  10. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    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

    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.

    bc
     
  12. i call it the gas station

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

    [​IMG]
     
  13. James Hart

    James Hart

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

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    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

    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!
     
  19. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    The Store.
     
  20. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Downtown