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Which do you say: "Soda," "Pop," or "Coke" when referring to soft drinks?

Being from the south, I actually usually catch my self referring to all soda products as "coke" in general, as well do most people I know. I was actually surprised to find this isn't typical outside the south, lol. What do you say: Soda, pop, or coke? Or maybe even something different? lol.

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The word Coke comes from cocaine. A little bit of cocaine was put in each bottle of coca cola and made people feel really good...thus the word Coke. Eventually, it was taken out. he he Pop came from the pop sound of taking off the cork. But, soda..hmmm...do you know how it came to that name?

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Lol not sure, but thanks for the history lesson xD
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Because baking soda made the fizzyness
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Soda comes from the fact that they are made with soda water.
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there's baking soda in coke?
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makes sense, JD. :)
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I say coke or soda haha :) My family from Colorado says Pop

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Pop, I'm from Chicago originally. Everyone in Florida laughs at me

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I say "Soft Drinks".

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soda

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I say soda. I was delivering in Detroit last summer and the guy unloading me asked me if I wanted a pop... I had no idea what he meant...everybody got a good laugh!

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rbeezy

I say pop.

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I live in Ohio maybe it's a Midwest thing :)
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Soda or Pop

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I say soda and everyone that i know does too. I'm from California.

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In New York, 'Pop' in Pennsylvania, 'Soda'

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Coke...

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softsodapopcokedrinks

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Soda or the specific name of the soda brand! :)

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Since you asked... I refer to all the Above as " Chaser " due to the drink of choice that I consume directly beforehand :)

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Good one! ;)
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Thank you for clearing that up.
:D
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Just glad that I was able to elaborate .. seeing as though I am currently practicing what I preach... :)
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I say soda. Im from the north. But i used to live in the south. Even then i said soda.

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When I don't say coke, I do refer to it as soda also. I have never called it pop, or heard somebody call it pop, in my life. lol.
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Lol. Ive heard one person say pop.
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Pop!!!

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I say soda

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Coke in Pensacola .

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rustyboilerz

Having lived in Denver for awhile, I picked up the habit of calling it soda pop, go figure. I still use the term today, and it sure gets looks when I say it.

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Me too, Midwestern, mid-century childhood, always soda pop. Now i just say soda. Coke means Coke; it doesn't mean Pepsi. Or anything else.
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Sometimes I say soda pop. Usually I say pop.
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Still, I know exactly what you Mean when You say it..... ...
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Doda

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Soda*
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Nope, doda
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I like that!
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pop , soda. cola , in that order - depends on who I am talking to

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http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/popvssodamap.gif

Haha I'm from Iowa. It's apparent that I call it pop.

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Great link! Thanks!
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Soda :)

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Soda

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Minji

I say "Soft drink" or "Fizzy drink" but my fiance has convinced me the correct way is "Soda" XD

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Soda :p

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When referring to coca-cola I say "coke" but when referring to anything else that is a soft drink I say soda. I say soda because of by dad because he lived in new York for a while but never got out of the habit of saying soda. I feel awkward when I say coke at a restrant (can't spell) because I always think they are northerners because they never have southern accents. Guess that's just me.

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I say: "soda pop" when referring to soft drinks. :3

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I was born in central Illinois.
We also spent a lot of summers and time with relatives in the South. Everybody I knew called all soft drinks "soda pop".
When I was 15 we moved to Chicago.
I quickly found out that people in Chicago mostly say "pop" for all soft drinks as a group, "Coke" is only Coca-Cola, and a "soda" is only a drink made with ice cream, flavored syrup and carbonated soda water.
I still say "soda pop" sometimes, and my Chicago-born hubby laughs at me. :D

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I'm from buffalo we all say pop here

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Its coke country here in Tennessee xD
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Originally from Connecticut, I say soda.

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Soda

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Soda

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soda

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I usually say pop, sometimes soda pop. I only say Coke when I'm referring to the brand name of Coca Cola. I think of soda as a drink made with Ice Cream, soda water and flavoring, like what Archie, Betty, Veronica and the gang get when they go to the Soda Shop. I'm from Washington State. Once when I went to a grocery store in St. Louis I asked if they had cold pop because I couldn't find it in the refrigerator section and they didn't know what I was talking about. Maybe they thought I was asking them if their father was cold.
In New England they say soder.

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Soda

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Aussies don't say, soda or pop.

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soda, pop or sodapop

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soda is way better

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Everyone in California say soda and i do too

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"pop"

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I say Pepsi me.

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I either say soda or coke

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I've never heard anyone say pop, so I'll say soda.

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Milwaukee, WI and I say "Soda", go up north from here, they say "pop".
When I go out to a restaurant I ask for a Coke.
But if I see Sierra Mist on the back of the menu, I ask for a Pepsi.

Next time there is an issue down south, east coast or west coast, learn the midwest language.
We say things just as funny as you all do.

A "water fountain" is a "Bubbler" to us in Wisconsin.
I don't think I have an accent, but people notice.
Even in this state, we all talk different.
We all know what a bubbler is, in Arizona when I was a child asked if there was a bubbler, they all looked at me like I was nuts.
Then had to "correct" me by saying "You mean the water fountain".

Best deal is to say "Cola", unless you want the other flavor.





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i say soda XD

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soda its sounds better and is easy

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I'm from New Jersey. I say 'soda'.

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i say sodapop or soda

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pop

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Soda

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Pop and cola

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Soda

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I always find myself saying pop.

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