It was named pop because 'pop goes with cork' when it is drawn. The world 'pop' was introduced by Robert Southey, the British Poet Laureate (1774-1843). Certain areas also call drinks soda or pop based pretty much on location. Some call it Super Soda or Super Pop.
Older people in my area still seem to call carbonated drinks "pop". I think it came from the old days of "soda pop". "Pop" just stuck for most of us. I live in Iowa. My brother in law from East Texas calls all soda "coke".
I live in Newfoundland Canada, and we call it pop as well i'm not quite sure why but we always have ever since i was growing up and i'm almost 16 now, i think its somewhere along the lines of short forming soda-pop either that or as some people were saying the popping noise when you open it (:
The word soda comes from soda-water (sodium bicarbonate with acid to create fizz). Its original meaning was sodium carbonate, Na2CO3, but has evolved into one of the generic terms for a soft drink.
Pop was introduced later in 1812 by Robert Southey,
A new manufactory of a nectar, between soda-water and ginger-beer, and called pop, because ‘pop goes the cork’ when it is drawn.
Trailing soda and pop in popularity is coke, which has influence in the south likely due to the location of the Coca-Cola plant in Georgia. “I’ll have a coke,” “What kind of coke?”, “Root beer please”.
You need to study antiques in order to know the REAL answer to this. LONG ago when tin cans did not exist (let alone aluminum) all drinks were in bottles. Corks would not work well enough to retain the pressure of carbonated "soda" and they made bottles with a small glass ball that served as a seal. To open the bottle, you had to smack the ball with the palm of your hand which would knock the glass ball down, and there would be a resounding POP sound caused by this action! THAT is why we call it soda pop!
all over the united states its different down in the south they call pop coke. like you would say i want a coke and they go what kind? i from oregon and call it pop theres soda pop, pop, soda, coke all depends on areas.
THE NAME "POP" ORIGINALLY WAS IN REFERENCE TO CONTAINER THAT THE SODA WAS SOLD IN. THE EARLIEST GLASS BOTTLES DIDN'T HAVE A CAP. INSTEAD THE NECK OF THE BOTTLE HAD A BAFFLE BUILT INTO IT THAT CONTAINED A GLASS MARBLE. THE CARBONATION IN THE BEVERAGE HAD ENOUGH PRESSURE TO KEEP THE MARBLE AT THE TOP OF THE BOTTLE AND PREVENT IT FROM SPILLING. THE "BOTTLE OPENER" USED WAS A WOODEN DOMED SHAPED CAP THAT HAD A RECESSED AREA ON THE BOTTOM THAT FIT OVER THE BOTTLE TOP. IN THE CENTER OF THE RECESS WAS A SHORT THICK "SPIKE" THAT WHEN PLACED ON TOP OF THE BOTTLE AND STRUCK ON TOP WITH THE PALM OF YOUR HAND WOULD "POP" THE MARBLE INTO THE BAFFLE, TRAPPING IT AND RELEAVING THE PRESSURE AND ALLOWING THE DRINK TO BE SERVED. IN SOME AREAS THEY WERE REFERING TO THE CONTENTS (soda), IN OTHERS TO THE SOUND OF "POPPING THE TOP" (pop) AND IN SOME IT WAS BOTH (soda pop)