What do you call it - pop, soda, or soda-pop?

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  1. Jared_B

    Jared_B Supporting Actor

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    Here's my theory:

    People in the West call it pop. People in the East call it soda. People from the mid-west call it soda-pop. Am I on track here? What do Europeans & Canadians call it?
     
  2. Danny R

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    I call all soda's "coke". And all photocopy machines are "xerox" machines too!
     
  3. Malcolm R

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    Here in VT it's soda, but all my PA relatives call it pop, so I'm not sure you can categorize by east-west.
     
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    It's a "soft drink" here.
     
  5. Leo Hinze

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    It's all coke in Texas.

    Unless you're old. Then it's soda water.
     
  6. Dave Poehlman

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    It's soda here in Milwaukee, but I think we're surrounded by "pops".

    I avoid the confusion and drink beer.
     
  7. Tim H

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    Pretty much "coke" where I am, too. I only use it as a generic term. If I'm asking for something to drink, I always get specific...Pepsi, Coke, Mountain Dew, etc.

    I do know people who will ask others at a party if they want a "coke" to drink, and then they get to their refrigerator and say, "Well, we have Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, and Sprite." What happened to the Coke? That gets irritating sometimes.
     
  8. Kevin P

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    In the greater Boston area / New England, we tend to call it "soder". [​IMG]
    Sometimes my wife slips and calls it "tonic" (probably got that from her mother). Brings to mind "tonic water". Bleah! [​IMG]
    KJP
     
  9. BrianB

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    The Scottish term is "ginger".
     
  10. Keith Mickunas

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    I call it Coke and get that from my mother who was raised in Pensacola. I've heard the term coke is most dominant in the South because Coca-Cola is headquartered in Atlanta.

    In Missouri it typically is different between KC and St. Louis, however since I always said coke, I don't remember what other people said in KC.

    I once saw a map on the US where you could vote by region so it could try and come up with a pattern.
     
  11. Jack Briggs

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    And in my place, the distinction doesn't apply. If the beveridge is not spelled b-e-e-r, it doesn't get consumed.
     
  12. Pamela

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    In the area of Pennsylvania I'm from, it's soda. In WV, where I went to school, everyone seemed to call it pop. Out here in LA, I only hear soda.
     
  13. Ike

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    Coke mostly in the south, like all tissues are Kleenex and all bandages are Band-Aids. Why do we use brand-specific names? I couldn't tell you.
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

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    Eastern PA is soda, western is pop

    Soda is the only proper term! Same with hoagie! It's NOT A SUB!

    *walks away mumbling something about heathens*
     
  15. Marshall Alsup

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    Well in the Northwest (US) its called pop almost everywhere, at least everwhere in Washington State.

    -Marshall
     
  16. Jason Quillen

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    Here in DE its soda, but my roommates friend, whose from Seattle, calls it pop...

    JQ
     
  17. Andrew_Sch

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    It's generally called soda here. I hate it when people call all sodas "Coke" because that leads to me getting Pepsi sometimes when I ask for Coke.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Coke.
    If they ask if I take Pepsi, the answer is: No, water will be fine. [​IMG]
     
  19. Evan Case

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    *high fives Jeff.

    Tell it like it is, my eastern Pennsylvania brother! These people out in Pittsburgh love to call it "pop".

    Can't wait until Friday when I get back home and have a whole summer of ordering "soda" without being stared at.

    I'm thinking that the legendary Indiana (Pennsylvania) soda/pop line is in fact true.

    Evan (Who sez, "Don't get me started on all of the bizarre interpretations of a Philly Cheesesteak you find outside of the proper area.")
     
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    My roommate 2 years ago in college was from Minnesota and he called every sort of soft drink "pop". I'm from Louisville, KY and I say coke.
     

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