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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    Until I switched to diet about 15 years ago, it was always "Coke" for me. Now I say Diet Coke for everything even when I know they have Pepsi.

    Everyone here in Chicago says pop. I work with several New Yorkers and travel there often, so I do find myself saying soda more often.

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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    Really, people should just say "cola" but I suppose that's a bit hoity toity. "Pop" and "soda" can mean anything from cola, orange, lemon-lime and root beer to ice cream sodas and Canada Dry - but "cola" truly defines the type of drink you want.

    Given that, I never say "cola."

    I grew up in Cincy but have lived in Michigan for the past ten years. It's always been "Coke" when I order a cola, and "pop" when I refer to soft drinks in generic language. I never say soda.

    On a somewhat related note, I have never said "sofa" unless I'm reading it in a book (it's always "couch", and never a davenport) and I also never say "supper" (it's "dinner.")
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    Born and raised in northern New Jersey and it was always, 100% soda. It wasn't until I started to see these conversations on the internet that I learned many didn't use the word soda.
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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    I grew up in Florida and it was always Soda or Coke, I didn't encounter the bizarre 'pop' phrase until I got to Cincy, in North Carolina it's Soda.
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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    I've always said pop, have a lot of relatives who say soda, and always was disturbed by the use of a brand name in a generic sense, so I would never say Coke unless I actually want Coke. I don't call all tissues Kleenex either.
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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    I was born in NY, we called it soda, but when we moved to Massachusetts, they called it tonic, which was pretty confusing in the beginning. That weird tasting unsweetened stuff grownups make cocktails with? No, thanks. Then, the other kids are all drinking cokes, and you're wondering why they only offered you the icky stuff. Now, I honestly can't remember the last time I heard someone use anything that wasn't a specific brand or flavor.
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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    my all time favorite soft drink is Fanta Red Cream Soda that in Indiana was called "Red Pop", which is how I think of it.

    I demand the return of it to the market place.

    Now!
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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    my all time favorite soft drink is Fanta Red Cream Soda that in Indiana was called "Red Pop", which is how I think of it.

    I demand the return of it to the market place.

    Now!
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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    Pop. And even after 18 years in hell... errr Missouri, I stubbornly refuse to call it "soda".

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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    SE Indiana and I say pop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    my all time favorite soft drink is Fanta Red Cream Soda that in Indiana was called "Red Pop", which is how I think of it.

    I demand the return of it to the market place.

    Now!
    It's called Red Pop because Michigan's Faygo drink company actually has a red cream soda called Red Pop

    I didn't know there was a red cream soda until I was 15, I thought it was always called Red Pop

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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    We call it coke.

    I remember going to visit my cousins in Iowa as a kid and them calling it a pop. I had no clue what he was saying.
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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    I grew up in SE Ky calling it pop. Since moving to the DC area over 20 years ago I have transitioned to the yankee way of calling it soda most of the time. One reason I have gone over to calling is soda is that when I go into a fast food place and order a Coke I would invariably be handed a cone of ice cream instead.
    Used to be in SW Va soda was called dope. My brother-in-law who is from Bristol, Va would call it that every now and then. But that term, for obvious reasons, has all but died away.
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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    I grew up outside of Dayton and said pop until I moved to Chicago. There I only ordered beer, liquor, or wine and I didn't start referring to carbonated beverages again until I moved to DC, where I now say soda.

    What I really want to know is what is with all the "other"? Is that where people are just ultra specific and never generically refer to anything? Or do they just say, "I'll have an other, please"?
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    Re: Soda vs. pop

    Well me being born and raised in West Virginia me and my whole family say pop.
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