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Make It A Soda For Me

Do you say pop, soda or coke when referring to a sweet carbonated beverage? Check out the maps charting the geographic preferences for these words.

Everyone around here says coke and the map agrees. But when I was a kid, I always thought it was goofy to ask, "What kind of coke do you want?" And then hear the response, "Dr. Pepper." So I started saying soda to avoid all of that foolishness.

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weelisa
Jun. 17th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
We call it "pop" in these here parts.

And Cola is a brand name only.
weelisa
Jun. 17th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
I mean Coke is a brand name only...
silverdee
Jun. 17th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
One of my friends in college was from Minnesota and she said pop. I liked how she pronounced it, too. "Pahp" with a lot of emphasis on the p sound. It always made me want one.
artemiswinter
Jun. 17th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
I grew up saying "pop" in Michigan. Chicago is usually a "pop" area, too, but I started saying "soda" after I moved here, probably because I met people from all over when I moved here.

I've never liked people calling everything "Coke", though I know it's common in the south. Like you, I just don't think it makes sense.
silverdee
Jun. 17th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
I must admit that I was a Coca-Cola fiend as a kid. My loyalty to Coke was so strong that I was offended that people referred to everything as coke. That's why I started saying soda.

I had to give up Coke in my 20s because I was addicted to it. 7-8 glasses a day. I drink Diet Coke now. It's okay but it's not the real thing.
weather_fan
Jun. 18th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
I'm a "soda" man myself. Don't know where I picked it up, but I started saying it years ago. But like you, I drink one kind, principally -- Mountain Dew.
silverdee
Jun. 19th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Do The Dew!
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