Is it soda or pop?

@ebsharer (5518)
United States
February 6, 2008 11:11am CST
Different places call the same thing different words. What do you call it. When I was in FL it was Soda, here in PA its pop.
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@jaredlp (418)
• United States
6 Feb 08
depend on mood at moment .... since i have lived in so many places both are natural
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
6 Feb 08
oh yeah your the traveler guy lol
@Graagh (95)
• United States
12 Feb 08
Here (MA) I've heard soda almost exclusively. Pop tends to sound a bit out of place. I mean, everyone will know what you mean, they might just look at you funny. Also: A really interesting map of the trends is available at popvssoda.com
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Feb 08
thanks for the response I will check out that site when i get a chance!
@suzy1270 (37)
• United States
7 Feb 08
where I am we call it coke. Whether or not it is Coca Cola Brand or Pepsi or Mountain Dew. We just call everything Coke.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I know a couple people like that. At this point I just ask for Diet ... not coke or pepsi just diet. I can never remember who serves what.
• United States
7 Feb 08
Well, I think that this is definetly a matter of what region you live in. In the north, it is pop, and in the south, it is soda. Why the need for the difference I don't know. I think that it is supposed to be soda. But some crazy yank decided to call it pop and that's where that started.(no pun intended) It is just the slang or alternative language used in the north. I used to live in the north my self and called it pop, when I moved back to the south and I called it pop, people laughed at me. There is also the ways that Texans say: ya'll instead of you all. It just depends where you live I guess.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
7 Feb 08
Here in Pittsburgh they say yins instead of you all... being from FL i still say ya'll and i hope i never here yins come out of my mouth! lol
@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Hummmm, I have always called in soda and I grew up in San Diego.
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• United States
6 Feb 08
Its funny b/c you must have been in western PA because I grew up in South Jersey near Philly and it was soda. When I lived in Jacksonville, FL it was hit or miss because down there its just a hodgepodge of people who moved there. Now I'm in Indiana-after leaving Ca, after leaving Oh-All three say pop most predominately but I still say soda-or they say Coke-no matter what the soda-kind of like saying Kleenexeven though its another brand of tissue.
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@Crysi23 (515)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I call it soda my grandparents-in-laws call it pop I guess its who you re not where you live I guess.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
6 Feb 08
In canada for the most part people call it pop. But i have heard a few people call it soda, I don't think it makes a difference, no matter what you call it everyone knows what your referring to right ? :)
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@freak369 (4929)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I call it soda and people look at me funny. In San Diego is you didn't ask for soda they looked at you funny. I'm in PA too ant everyone calls it pop and it drives me a little crazy lol.
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• Canada
6 Feb 08
Here its called both. I call it pop myself but it varies. Down where my hubby is from they call it "drinks". I was lost when they asked me if I wanted a glass of drinks. I was like huh??? We are in Canada, but he's from a different province then me. Too funny how names of things change!
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