(Closed) Pop vs. Soda?

posted 10 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you say "pop" or "soda"?

    Pop

    Soda

    Soda-pop

    carbonated refreshment

    Coke

  • Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m in Virginia and it’s soda all the way here. Although very rarely you may hear someone refer to any soda as a “coke,” like some of the other southern bees said.

    Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I say soda. It drives me nuts when people say pop. lol, I don’t know where I picked up “soda”. I lived in Baltimore for a short while as a youngin’ and then in the good ol’ Midwest where everyone says pop…

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    In Oklahoma you hear a mix of Coke and pop.  I tend to just say the brand name of whatever I’m talking about.  If not, then I go with pop.

    Post # 19
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m from Indiana and we call it all Coke.

    Post # 20
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    im an aussie and i say soft drink or fizzy drink

    and when you guys say 7up/sprite we say lemonade

     

    Post # 21
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We always used to say pop.  (Wi) 

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

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    @eloping: Wait, you call lemon lime soda lemonade?  Interesting!  So would you also say lemonade for actual lemonade?

    Post # 23
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    In Texas, it’s all “Coke”. And then someone asks you what kind of “Coke” and you say “Sprite” or “Dr. Pepper” or whatever :-). I also say soda sometimes. But I pretty much remain true to my Texas roots and call carbonated sodas cokes.

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee

    I say “drank” when with family. (code switching and all,LOL) but with others, I say coke. I’m in Georgia.

    I first heard pop when I was up north for the first time when I was little. I was SO confused. I had to ask what a “pop” was.LOL

    Post # 25
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Growing up in the midwest I definitely always said pop. One of my friends who moved up from the south called everything Coke, which I thought was weird since even Sprite or root beer was called Coke. Since moving to the East Coast though I’ve started saying soda after people laughed at me for saying pop.

    Post # 26
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

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    @LGenz: Not only do their parents know, but I’ve seen it happen in restaurants.  It actually makes me wary sometimes when they say “Here’s your coke” and I ordered a Dr. Pepper.  I have no idea how they know what the actual meaning of coke is since there are multiple options but they seem to.  

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I was born in Iowa, “pop”, and remember when I was little wondering why people said “soda”.  But I was converted by the time I was 5 or 6.  If I said “pop” in CA I’d be laughed at!

    It would be cool if the poll could be a map so we could literally see the regional differences!

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Canadian…we say pop!

    Post # 29
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I grew up in Texas, so everyone calls it Coke–you just specify it later. But my parents are from Michigan, so they always said Pop. So naturally, I always said Pop. And it was always so funny because whenever I said Pop in the south people would be a little confused as to what I was talking about. Although people up north thought that calling soda Coke was ridiculous lol.

    Post # 30
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve found regional language maps before, I’m going to dig around. I know shopping cart v wagon is regional as well.

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