Originally Posted by Captain13
I live in Louisville, and I say Coke or soft drink. And yes "what kind of Coke do you want?" is a perfectly reasonable question.
Same here, at least when I was growing up. Once I got a little older and my soft drink preference changed to something that wasn't regular Coke, I learned to be specific. And now that we have a family of four, each of whom has different preferences, we just call it a drink, with the meaning determined by who's asking for it. (Since the two kids are pretty young still, "drink" is understood to be a non-alcoholic term -- adult beverages are asked for by name.)