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Soda - Pop

Where you're from when you refer to a soft drink, do you call it "soda" or "pop"? Please include your location with your response.


I live in Ohio and everyone I know calls it "pop". But an ex of mine who was from texas said they call it "soda" there and laughed when he used the term "pop". From what I've been told it's supposedly a Great Lakes regional thing... I was just wondering how true that actually is.

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kensieg
May. 3rd, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
Is the use of "Coke" as a generic for soda a Southern thing?
dameruth
May. 3rd, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
According to my roomie, countessaleska, it is (she grew up in the South). She says people will even say things like, "I'll have an orange Coke, please," which sounds a little surreal to my Western ear . . .
mornea
May. 3rd, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
yeah, in the South it seems to be all "Coke" the way some folks call any copy machine a "Xerox" or any vacuum a "Hoover"
starshinedown
May. 3rd, 2010 07:55 pm (UTC)
Yup! That's just how we roll down South. I can't speak to the larger SE region, but in Atlanta, this is definitely the case.

I rather suspect it has something to do with Coca-Cola being invented here, and the founding family being a huge part of the city for many years. :)
dshael
May. 3rd, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
Think so. Conversation: I'm getting a Coke. You want one? Yeah, a Dr Pepper!

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