Poll: What do you call Soft Drinks/Carbonated Beverages?
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18-10-2012, 10:29 AM
Soda, Pop, Coke, or ... ?
What term do you usually use for soft drinks or carbonated beverages?

I typically say "Soda," but my extended family uses "Pop." Sometimes my mom will say she wants a "Coke" when she really means any Diet Soda that's available in the fridge. I've heard folks in some parts of the country will ask for an "Orange Coke" or "Root Beer Coke."

How about you?

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18-10-2012, 10:33 AM
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I usually use "soda". Pop gets you strange looks in the New England area (DLJ please insert an unwarranted attack on us here) Smile

I have cut down my soda intake and lost around 10 lbs. Why does it have to be so bad for you?

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18-10-2012, 10:35 AM
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I've lived in both the north and the south. In the north where I live, they say "pop." In the south, they say "soda," or more predominantly, "coke." I got weird looks when I first moved to the south and asked for a "pop."
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18-10-2012, 10:38 AM
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There is a misconception about the Southern usage of "Coke".

When referring to a non-distinct soda, we will call it a "Coke".

ex:
"Hey dude, I'm thirsty. Got any Cokes?"

Despite popular myth: Southerns really don't call everything "Coke".

Things that are called "Coke": Coke and off brands of Coke. That's it.

Yes, Diet Coke is called "Diet Coke". Vanilla Coke is called "Vanilla Coke". Root Beer is called "Root Beer". Dr. Pepper is called "Dr. Pepper".

ex:
"Hey dude, I'm thirsty. Got any Cokes?"
"Nah man. I've just got Sprite and Dr. Pepper."

another ex:
"Hey dude, I'm thirsty. Got any Cokes?"
"Sorry, bro. Just Pepsi. Is that cool?"

Basically, the answer to the question is: whatever the drink is called. We don't use "soda" or "pop".

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18-10-2012, 10:52 AM
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bubbly drink of goodness or carbonated beverage.

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18-10-2012, 10:58 AM
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Round here we call it pop.

Personally I call it either "high fructose corn syrup mixed with water" or "liquid death" for short.

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18-10-2012, 10:59 AM
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Oh, KC is gonna cringe...

Somma dat.

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18-10-2012, 11:20 AM
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Boo! This should have went in the Food section, it is already pretty bare and would've fit in nicely with my thread. Anyhow, thanks to KC for clearing that up. I would've done it myself if you hadn't beaten me to the punch.

Coke=General Term
Brand/Type=Specific Term

I have also noticed that some of you Yankees (from a southern perspective, not an outside the U.S. perspective) call it Soda-Pop.

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18-10-2012, 11:23 AM
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(18-10-2012 11:20 AM)Dark Light Wrote:  Boo! This should have went in the Food section, it is already pretty bare and would've fit in nicely with my thread. Anyhow, thanks to KC for clearing that up. I would've done it myself if you hadn't beaten me to the punch.

Coke=General Term
Brand/Type=Specific Term

Your thread inspired this thread. Smile
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18-10-2012, 01:48 PM
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My family in the midwest (Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin) say pop...but not fast like POP! but sounding more like an extra half syllable is in there...paaaa..aaaawp.

The southern side uses the brand name of the drink, Pepsi, Coke, etc...many the whole thing, grandma wanted a Pepsi-cola.

I started using the name brand just to make it easier no matter who I was talking with.

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