Soda vs Pop

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Soda vs Pop

Postby dacrON » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:40 pm

since

1) Jason brought it up for the 1020830912389038998043 time on his blog
2) I am sorely disappointed with the lack of random stuff being posted on this forum. :shock:

So can I coax you to debate this unresolvable issue? :) Or maybe act randomly:?:
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby trashman » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:06 pm

Hmm. Let's see if this random map works...

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Tough to read, but you get the idea. Much clearer version is at http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/ ... odamap.gif

And it's soda, dammit.
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby arenasnow » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:33 pm

soda
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby slipkin » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:11 am

Where I grew up, we called every beverage "caffeine-free Diet Dr. Pepper". One time, I ordered "caffeine-free Diet Dr. Pepper" at the diner, and the waitress asked me "which kind?" "Milk", I said.
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby Locke » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:34 am

Wow, the graph is too funny.

I've always called it exactly what it is, I guess. Even when drinking the grocery store funny knock-off brands. "Hey, who wants a Dr. K? No? How about a Mountain Lightning?" I wish I were making these up.

But learning that cows produce caffeine-free Dr. Pepper...that's definitely an eye-opener.
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby lordiceman » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:22 am

I'm interested to learn what exactly made St. Louis and Milwaukee develop into Midwestern enclaves of "soda". A desire to be different than Chicago? Something to do with being major beer hubs? Smart enough to realize that "pop" is ridiculous? ;-)
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby Albatross » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:19 pm

I grew up in North Carolina so I still believe everyone should refer to carbonated beverages as "Coke".
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby [-_-] » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:28 pm

I noticed that, in California, all but one county prefers soda over everything else.

And then, there's one county that prefers "coke."

Theory:

This is not due to the idea of calling soft drinks one thing or another that "coke" is so overwhelmingly popular, but instead due to the fact that, in this county, drugs are used overwhelmingly more than soft drinks are drunk.
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby jcurley » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:45 pm

alaska is a bit screwy!! - james, glad to be from soda country.
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby trashman » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:48 pm

jcurley wrote:alaska is a bit screwy!!


Insert Palin joke here <======
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby sjackson12 » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:06 pm

it's pop you terrorists
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby sdm6 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:11 pm

Maine has got to be definately a soda state. Of note though, when I was a kid going to boston to visit my older sister, they called it tonic. Whatever.
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby slipkin » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:23 pm

sdm6 wrote:Maine has got to be definately a soda state. Of note though, when I was a kid going to boston to visit my older sister, they called it tonic. Whatever.


In Boston, they used to call sub sandwiches "spuckies" instead of "hoagies," as God Himself intended.
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby soccerguy » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:25 pm

Pop FTW

Silly Americans...
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby el_jefe_rey » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:36 am

A) Dr. Pemberton did put coke in the original Coca-Cola, without fanfare since for the next 30 years or so heroin, cocaine, hashish, opium and other fiendish delights were available at corner drugstores and Good For What Ails You, not prescribed.

B) I have three comments about the map- 1) cool that They did a survey 2) 'Respondants'*? Cirrhusly*? 3) the map is 'based upon' the respondents? That's either macabre (sari no agave/ague) or a massive human-pixel project!

C) I grew up on 'pop' and not only does it round out those Shasta jingles quite ably, but is the distinct household product. I support linguistic orthogony*! That is to say, TONIC is most popularly a hair solution- taken! Soda is something you bake with. Pop has no competition.
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby franktangredi » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:34 am

I've been having this argument with Mr. Idalski for years. But I didn't realize that there were actually reasonable people who used the word "pop".
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby sjackson12 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:20 pm

franktangredi wrote:I've been having this argument with Mr. Idalski for years. But I didn't realize that there were actually reasonable people who used the word "pop".


I'm from Minnesota and I'm quite reasonable :) Now I'll go back to eating my lutefisk.
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby Zoril46 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:22 am

I see that the Northeast says soda instead of pop. I live in New York and no matter how you say it I drink Coke. :P
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Re: Soda vs Pop

Postby JasonV12 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:45 pm

Pop, duh LOL... ;) This is so random.
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