Soda vs Pop

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Soda vs. Pop

  1. Pop

    30 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Soda

    27 vote(s)
    38.6%
  3. Other

    13 vote(s)
    18.6%
  1. ExiledMafia, Sep 7, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2011

    ExiledMafia macrumors regular

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    Alright folks I want to hear it, what do you think is more proper soda vs. pop. My preference is pop but thats because I'm from buffalo, ny.
     
  2. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a

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    Coke, because I am from Nashville and everything is Coke down here.

    I have a lot of family from Chicago and they all say Pop so I guess it is a regional thing.
     
  3. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    It's all Coke, then gets more specific from there.

     
  4. ExiledMafia thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh I forgot about coke, my bad I guess we can assume that other basically means coke ahaha
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    [​IMG]

    If you say anything other than "soda" in St. Louis, people will look at you like you have two heads.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  7. danpass macrumors 68020

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    sodapop

    hehe

    j/k I use 'soda' you know .... like the crackers.


    Its just like toilet paper, there is only one correct answer


    (tp is supposed to come off the top of the roll, not the back/bottom where you have to hunt for it)
     
  8. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    I'm from NY (Long Island) and I call it soda.
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It's one of those regional things so there's no right or wrong answer.
    No one says "pop" here in FL, but I think most people refer to things as "coke" anyways.
     
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  11. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Coke.
    It is called Coke. All other names are wrong.

    Coke is the only correct answer.
     
  12. boss.king, Sep 7, 2011
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    Not sure if this is an American only thread, but in most of the places I've lived/visited (many countries excluding the US) you either just say 'drink' or 'soft drink' or refer to it by it's name (Coke, Sprite, etc).
     
  13. tktaylor1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yay!
     
  14. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Yup.

    In any corner of the world, you ask for a Coke, and everyone knows what you want.
     
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  16. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    As long as what you want is Coca Cola and not any other drink...
     
  17. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    What do you mean, "other drink?" Like water?


    ;)
     
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  19. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I'm not even sure what soda is. I don't think it's big in the UK.

    When I was a 14 or so and on holiday, I had my first "soda" (or rather it said Soda on the can). Not sure what it was supposed to be but it was horrible.
    Coke, energy drinks, fruit cordials and loads of mineral water make up my drinking diet now.

    Edit: It was probably an ice cream soda because I just found a picture of one and it's turning my stomach.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm from Boston and so we use (at least used to) the term Tonic :D
     
  21. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I believe you would call them "fizzy drinks". Or the most generic term is "soft drink". From the sounds of it "soda" refers to something completely different over there.
     
  22. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Exactly; in Europe, and elsewhere, the more usual term is "soft drink", or one will ask for a drink by using its actual name (Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, etc).

    In the UK (and Ireland), the term "soda" is used to describe a very specific (and you are absolutely right, quite horrible), soft drink. So, when our cousins from across the Pond ask for a "soda", it is only a diet of US TV that allows us to divine exactly they were asking for, and it wasn't what we understood by the use of the term "soda".

    I like it; logical to the very end. Very good.
     
  23. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    In these parts, we refer to generic non-brand specific carbonated soft drinks as 'pop'. After all, asking for a generic non-brand specific carbonated soft drink is a bit of a mouthful.

    So there you go.
     
  24. OllyW Moderator

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    It's pop here in the Black Country.

    We call tap water council pop, as shown in the Black Country alphabet. :)

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    That is a brilliant alphabet - really fantastic. Thanks for posting it......;)
     

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