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The great Pop vs. Soda debate

Old 01-06-05, 04:29 PM
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The great Pop vs. Soda debate

I'm sure we've discussed this at some point, but some nutjob actually has a website about it, and it's fun, OR at least slightly amusing!

http://www.popvssoda.com

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I reside in a heavy green area, but I generally use the term soda.

Never understood the whole "coke" thing going on in the south though.

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Originally Posted by Pharoh
I reside in a heavy green area, but I generally use the term soda.

Never understood the whole "coke" thing going on in the south though.

Heh, no longer, just a Red/Blue fight.
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Always called it soda. Consistent with the map although Maryland/DC is right on the soda/coke border.
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I reside in the Green and use "pop".

What are some terms that qualify as "other"?
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
I reside in the Green and use "pop".

What are some terms that qualify as "other"?


Maybe 'Soda Pop.'
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It's pop, you losers!

Soda is water that tastes like ass!

Coke is a type of pop!

F anyone who says different!
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
I reside in the Green and use "pop".

What are some terms that qualify as "other"?
Pepsi?
Suds?
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I alternate between pop and soda...but live in a "pop-zone." I did, however, date a girl from Texas who called everything carbonated a "coke." even sprite...i could never understand that...but then i remembered she's from Texas.

looking at the map, it's funny that I remember the first time I heard people use soda all the time when visiting Milwaukee (grew up in Michigan)....i figured it was a wisconsin thing.
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Originally Posted by Red Dog
Maybe 'Soda Pop.'

I've heard "cola" used before.
Old 01-06-05, 04:39 PM
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I don't get the "coke" thing either. Unless it's from the 1950's when all they had was Coke so people would just say "coke". I guess it just carried on to today, which proves an on going belief of mine that most people in the south still think it is the 1950's.
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Originally Posted by brizz
I alternate between pop and soda...but live in a "pop-zone." I did, however, date a girl from Texas who called everything carbonated a "coke." even sprite...i could never understand that...but then i remembered she's from Texas.

looking at the map, it's funny that I remember the first time I heard people use soda all the time when visiting Milwaukee (grew up in Michigan)....i figured it was a wisconsin thing.
That's amazing because it appears that Wisconsin shore on lake Mich is a very strong soda stronghold in a pop countryside.
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Broken down by type:

Pop


Soda


Coke


Other
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i dont call everything coke.. and definitly dont say pop
i guess i have said soda before.. but I almost always call the drink by its name..
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Shouldn't Portland,OR be red, of course that's not this kind of coke the Jailblazers consume

I say whatever the name of the drink is. ie Coke, Dr Pepper, Pepsi, etc.
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It will always be soda! I live in Michigan now, and "pop" drives me crazy. We're not talking about my dad here. And, if I'm not mistaken, the POPular term is soda in advertising and culture.
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Having been born in Minnesota, I used to say pop, but since I went to college in New York and now live in LA, I've adopted soda. And anytime I go home and hear someone call it pop, it sounds strange now.

Could Other be "Carmel Colored Bevaree"?
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I just call it acid.
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
I reside in the Green and use "pop".

What are some terms that qualify as "other"?
Scroll through all of the options that people voted for here: http://www.popvssoda.com/stats/TOTAL.html

One of my favorites is "Enamelade".
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8 people in Other called it a 'Large Farva'.
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"Pop" sounds retarded. Calling a generic beverage "Coke" is also retarded, but in my experience people don't <i>really</i> say that much anymore ... at least not 'round these here parts. Back in the day, sure, but not in the past 10-20 years. People drink a <i>lot</i> of Coke, so it's frequently used, but not very often in the inappropriate context. You'll hear people ask for Coke because they want that specific product. I often hear this exchange:

"What do you want to drink?"
"Coke, please."
"Is Pepsi OK?"
"Uh ... just give me water then, thanks."

Most people I interact with call them "soft drinks", including me. I hear "soda" every once in a while and "pop" only from out-of-towners, but "soft drink" is the predominant all-encompassing term for carbonated beverages. Other than that, people simply ask for the specific product. Well ... most of the time, that is ... "pass me the grape drink, yo!"

That being said, soft drink dispensers are typically refered to as "Coke Machines" regardless of content.

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Originally Posted by DarkestPhoenix
It's pop, you losers!

Soda is water that tastes like ass!

Coke is a type of pop!

F anyone who says different!
Pop is a sound.
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I have lived in three counties in Missouri. Its pretty accurate since I have gone pop-pop-soda. Never really realized after awhile that you have switched names for the same product.
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People call it Beer?
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Originally Posted by cygnet74
8 people in Other called it a 'Large Farva'.


Thats awesome!

I want a godamn liter of cola!

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