(Closed) Regional differences in terms

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do YOU say it? (Please vote for 1 in each category.)
    Soda or Pop - Pop : (74 votes)
    8 %
    Soda or Pop - Soda : (145 votes)
    16 %
    Sucker or Lollipop - Sucker : (104 votes)
    11 %
    Sucker or Lollipop - Lollipop : (121 votes)
    13 %
    Bag or Sack - Bag : (209 votes)
    23 %
    Bag or Sack - Sack : (3 votes)
    0 %
    Bag or Sack - Plastic is "sack", paper or reusable is "bag" : (17 votes)
    2 %
    Sofa or Couch - Sofa : (27 votes)
    3 %
    Sofa or Couch - Couch : (209 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    “soda” is called coke…there’s no option for that!

    Post # 5
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    agreed…all sodas are “cokes” haha.

    Post # 6
    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Ah, that explains it… I was going to say, you forgot “chesterfield”. Haha!

    Post # 8
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    Ooh, I’ll throw in some Aussie ones for you to REALLY skew the poll! 😛

    Soda/Pop – Soft drink/fizzy drink
    Sucker/Lollipop – Lollipop
    Bag/Sack – Bag
    Sofa/Couch – Lounge
    Grocery card/Buggy – Trolley
    Pickup/Truck – Truck
    Supper/Dinner – Dinner/tea

    Post # 9
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Soda; a sucker is flat and a lollipop is a ball (globe shaped); bag; couch, but sofa isn’t weird to me; cart; pick up is a small truck; dinner, unless it’s Sunday, in which case dinner = noon meal and supper = evening meal.

    Post # 10
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I call soda “coke” as well. My dad and mom call it “pop” and my Grams calls it “Cold Drink”. My dad was raised in South Texas but lived for a while with my mom and her family in Iowa when they first got married. Mom’s always called it pop. I grew up in South Texas/Southeast Louisiana. 

    Post # 11
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    All soft drinks/sodas are Cokes!

    Post # 12
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I grew up in the North and South and use those terms interchangeably. It was hard for me to choose a category!

    Post # 13
    239 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    A Chesterfield is a sofa, not a pop! 🙂 But she ran out of space for more options…

    Post # 14
    1267 posts
    Bumble bee

    Lol – I love these types of polls!!!  I’m from the Northeast and I say:

    Soda (for those that say pop, does your generic soda at the store say ‘orange soda’ or ‘orange pop’ on it?  Same for Coke people – does it say ‘orange coke’?  I’m so curious about that!!)



    Couch but sofa is used too


    pickup for a truck with an open bed in the back (truck is like a Mac Truck)


    You know what else is a good one?  Hoagie, Grinder, Sub ……

    We say Sub here

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