Pop versus Soda

Here in the corn country midwest, we refer to canned soft drinks as “pop.” When we visit my sister in St.Louis, these same drinks are called “soda.” Discussions abound. It always ends with teasing about a Chicawgo accent.

Someone has taken the time to track and chart the names of generic soft drinks across the country. The results are interesting. Click the picture below to enlarge it and see for yourself.

There’s an interesting write-up about this colloquialism here.

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4 Responses to Pop versus Soda

  1. chachacha says:

    Yeah, the first time I asked for a pop when I was in Boston they had a huge chuckle and said , “Noooo, you want a tonic!” Um….I was slightly confused. Nevertheless I quickly began to enjoy a tonic with my grinder sitting in the parlor on my davenport.

  2. fcgrabo says:

    A bawtle o’ tawnic fuh a dawlah.

  3. fleetflatfoot says:

    But the bottom line is this: Pop appears to be in the overwhelming majority. Everyone else is just weird.

  4. fcgrabo says:

    Bathroom to take a bath in. Not to go in.

    Brits use “loo.” They think we are weird.

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