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Soda, Pop Or Coke?  
User currently offlineAdam From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

What do you call soft drinks and where do you live? Do you agree with the map?

Ohio - POP

http://www.popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.gif

Click the map to open and enlarge it to view all counties.

[Edited 2005-03-20 18:17:47]


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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

Soda! The Midwest calls it pop...what in the hell is that! Its the "soda that makes it fuzzy".

The word pop drives me crazy like what in the hell is a "hot dish". Its a frickn' casserole!



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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

What kind of Coke do you want?

Its either Coke or a soft drink. Only Yankees call it soda pop.



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User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

Soda, I never knew that some people called it pop or Coke. Why not call it Pepsi for that matter?

User currently offlineJalalabad From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

I've heard in Germany there is a similar situation with "Limo".

User currently offlineMBMBOS From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

I grew up in New Mexico, where people asked "Do you want a Coke?", which meant, "Do you want a soft drink of any kind?"

Now, I live in Boston, where they say "tonic". So, not all Yankees call it "pop".


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

midwesterners say POP, every place else in the US say soda, coke or tonic.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

Here in Jersey, it is soda, and asking for a coke means you actually want coke or pepsi.

Harry



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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Soda or Soda pop. Or, I'll just call it what it is. If I'm asking someone if they a Sprite, I'll say "Do you want a sprite/coke/Dr Pepper/etc?"

However, the general term for me is usually soda pop.

LH423



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

What's with Milwaukee and St.Louis? They're like islands of soda in pop territory.


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User currently offlineBeefer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

Neat map!!!

I grew up (and still live in) Minnesota, so of course it has always been "Pop" for me.

I used to drive truck over the road and I very quickly learned the different terms people used for Soft Drinks in this wonderful country of ours. All it took was a few weird looks from waitresses in restaurants that I visited to realize just how stongly some people reacted if I said "Pop" in "Coke" or "Soda territory.

In my experience, I would say that this map does do a pretty good job of accurately displaying the regions which use the various terms.

My solution to the problem was to just use the term "soft drink". Everybody still knows what you are talking about, but yet you don't get any strange reactions. Also, if you notice the menus at national chain restaurants, they pretty much always use the term "soft drinks". I think this shows pretty clearly that this is the accepted generic term for these drinks.


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

In my part of the UK, and indeed most of the UK, we say pop

Kieron747


User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

I call it soda. When I lived up north in Iowa everyone called it "pop". I hated that name! I hate it, i hate it, i hate it! Makes it sound like some kind of dad or something! Erg.. I've always called it soda and always will.  Smile

User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 999 times:

Quoting Airgeek12 (Reply 12):
I call it soda. When I lived up north in Iowa everyone called it "pop". I hated that name! I hate it, i hate it, i hate it! Makes it sound like some kind of dad or something! Erg.. I've always called it soda and always will.

Its only 'cus you Americans get the vowels confused, eg, Mum (UK) and Mom (US)

 Wink

Kieron747


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6572 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Most people refer to any cola/soda/pop-type beverage as a "soft drink" down in my neck of the woods.

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