Soft Drink - More like Soda POP!

@13tyates (1610)
United States
June 29, 2011 2:57pm CST
Has anyone ever wondered why they call Coke, Pepsi, and Dr. Pepper a "SOFT DRINK"? I have always wondered why it is called that when to me it is anything but soft. The chemicals in the soda make it actually very strong and have a strong acid feelw hen you drink it. It seems to be one of those things I always wonder and well, never really understood it. Any input anyone?
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Jun 11
I am not sure either, but I was thinking the chemicals used in the drinks have been changed over the years and so say originally it could have been more of a "soft" drink. However ya know coca cola when originally made REALLY had COKE in it so..... I don't know.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Jun 11
drat I was too slow
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Jun 11
Yeah appears only by seconds!
@13tyates (1610)
• United States
29 Jun 11
That is true. The "soft drinks" used to be like cherry soda and orange soda with none of the chemicals in it. That would very well be what causes them to call it that. Going off of what it used to be.
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@AmbiePam (49883)
• United States
3 Jul 11
Hmmm...I have never noticed a strong acid taste when I drink Coca-cola.
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@13tyates (1610)
• United States
3 Jul 11
You have not? Well you know when you drink it or you poor it down the drain or poor it in a cup and it fizzes up? That's what I'm talking about as it makes it very strong.
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@AmbiePam (49883)
• United States
3 Jul 11
The "fizz" is from carbonation. You can get that in sparkling water as well when it is carbonated.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Jun 11
To me they would be soft by thier selves but add something to it like wis*ey and it would be a hard drink
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@13tyates (1610)
• United States
30 Jun 11
That is true soft, but you can sure make it hard!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Jun 11
yup
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• Canada
1 Jul 11
No clue, but then I don't know why we call it pop, or soda either. The only thing I can explain is why we called it carbonated. LOL
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@13tyates (1610)
• United States
3 Jul 11
Soda pop is what they call it sometimes because of the "POP" sounds you hear when you open the can. I have always called it just "coke", no matter what brand it actually is!
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@wongchoiyee (7401)
• Malaysia
30 Jun 11
I have been drinking sodas since I was 3. But didn't wonder why it was called soft. Instead I blurp and my stomach bloated each time I had a can. I call it loud and hard drink.
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@GardenGerty (101748)
• United States
30 Jun 11
Of course nowadays it could be a soft drink because it softens your bones and teeth. Check the label. . . any pop with phosphoric acid will leach the calcium from your bones and make them soft. That is just my bit of useless trivia. I know that it is in Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper. The "pop" was when the lid was lifted off the bottle with a bottle opener.
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@13tyates (1610)
• United States
30 Jun 11
Yeah, I don't want to know all the stuff that is in our drinks these days. It really is kinda scary and I just do not think about it. Lots of things we should be more aware of and well, we just don't know. Hey, I like useless trivia! Pop has an old time meaning also it seems.
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@AishaBR (345)
• United States
29 Jun 11
I never thought about it. That is a good question. But where i'm from we call every kind of soda "soda". we don't call it pop or a soft drink. It's all soda t us.
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@13tyates (1610)
• United States
30 Jun 11
A lot of the time I also call it just plain soda or a lot of the time no matter if it is coke or dr pepper we always call it just coke. Seems it's a thing about where you are from!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Jun 11
Because if it was a HARD drink it would be rum and coke, vodka and 7 UP, etc...
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Jun 11
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@13tyates (1610)
• United States
29 Jun 11
Well I guess ya got me there huh! Dang Dawn!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Jun 11
ahh evil face!
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@petersum (4525)
• United States
29 Jun 11
It shouldn't be called soft because in reality it's a loud drink! Pop is a little bit of an understatement but then, you could hardly call it BELCH! Why do Americans call it soda? If you really drink soda (bicarbonate of soda), your stomach acid mixes with it to produce the same result. BELCH!
@13tyates (1610)
• United States
29 Jun 11
I agree, it REALLY is pretty loud and the fizz is also fairly loud. Americans call it soda because that is what the companies them selves call it. Belch is what happens after you drink it!