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soda or pop?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:48 am
by Grabmygoblin
soda or pop?

ANSWER!!!!!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:53 am
by Rkolter
I've lived in Arizona, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri.

I use BOTH Soda and Pop, interchangably.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:54 am
by Jim North
It's a good thing you put that third option in . . . I was about to come in here and give you a good harassin'. ;) Where I come from originally, all sodas are called cokes, no matter what brand they are. Soda (as you can tell by my previous sentence) is acceptable . . . but I can't stand it when people call 'em pops! I usually don't have much of a problem with local language bits like that, but really . . . "pop" just sounds ridiculous. The horrible thing is, ever since I moved up to the Arkansas/Missouri area, I've had to put up with people calling 'em that! *sob*

I remember the first time I heard 'em called that, in fact . . . I was at school, and someone asked me if I wanted a "pop". I was about to ask him what the hell he was talking about and if that was some sort of veiled threat when I noticed everyone else heading for the coke machines. I've been in "pop" hell ever since.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:59 am
by Warren
It's soda. I live in Western PA and everyone calls it "pop" here. I hate that.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:35 pm
by Okie
SOFT DRINK

COLA BEVERAGE

CARBONATED BEVERAGE

CARBONATED SUGAR WATER

CARMEL COLORED, HIGH FRUCTOSE CONCOCTION

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:18 pm
by Alaina
It's "soda pop".

Actually, it's SODA because I'm in California. But when I went to a convention in D.C. over the summer, it was the biggest issue there. Soda eventually won because we tied the Pops to lampposts.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:47 pm
by LAGtheNoggin
Coke you fools! COKE.

That's if I ever drink the stuff; I usually stick to the local brew, IRN BRU!

And waitasec - Wasn't this thread done before? I distinctly remember Irn Bru, Sortelli and Scotsmen... In that order. Probably.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:49 pm
by Grabmygoblin
eh. might have been. http://popvssoda.com

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:30 pm
by Gage Kronos
I lived the first 12.5 years of my life in the Bay Area of California, where they correctly call it "soda".

I now live in the Pacific Northwest where they call it "pop". When I first moved up here, in my physical science class they started talking about pop. I thought they were talking about drinking with their fathers or something. I was so horribly confused.

I refuse to call it pop. It sounds stupid to me. But after living here since 1993, I've called it pop accidentally a few times. I'm trying to fight off the dark side but I can feel it gaining on me.

What to do they call it in Florida? I'll be living there soon.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:46 pm
by Mercury Hat
Gage Kronos wrote:What to do they call it in Florida? I'll be living there soon.


According to the map it's soda or coke with a few poppers hiding around. Generally in the Southeast it's coke, I guess because of the Coca-Cola bottling plant in Atlanta.

But then, we all know parts of Florida don't deserve to be called the South.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:10 pm
by IVstudios
SODA!!! IF YOU CALL IT ALL "COKE" YOU ARE IGORANT!!! Just kidding
There are only like 3 sodas that are actualy "coke"


Coke
Diet coke
Caffeen free coke

calling all soda "coke" gives the other brands an unfair disadvantage!

In the words of Randal from Clercks:

Randal wrote:Brand names get an unfair advantage! I'm just Levaling the playing field


plus, you should drink the store brand, you can get like two 3 lieter bottels for less than one 2 lieter bottel of the name brand stuff. Its all the same crap in the end. :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:21 pm
by Grayswandir
FIZZ!!!! The word is f-fizz!!!! W-we all drink fizz!!! S-saturated in s-sugar and c-caffine!!!! H-hehehehe....he-he-h-hehe....*tremor* s-stupid m-moniter...w-won't stop sh-shaking...

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:03 pm
by RLC Davidson
Alaina wrote:It's "soda pop".

Actually, it's SODA because I'm in California. But when I went to a convention in D.C. over the summer, it was the biggest issue there. Soda eventually won because we tied the Pops to lampposts.


Wha-what??! They're trying to make it pop here??!

*goes crazy*

But seriously, most of my mom's side of the family lives in Michigan, where "pop" is prevalent. Makes visiting fun. And as for coke....

LONG LIVE PEPSI!!!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:06 pm
by Mercury Hat
RLC Davidson wrote:LONG LIVE PEPSI!!!


NO!

Pepsi is swill. Swill.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:17 pm
by IVstudios
Tell that to Greg Dean.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:18 pm
by Esoterik
ivstudios wrote: There are only like 3 sodas that are actualy "coke"


Coke
Diet coke
Caffiene free coke



Wrong. There's caffiene free diet coke too.
Diet coke with lime.
Diet coke with lemon.

But they are the bastard children of the coke family anyway.

Edit: Oh yeah, here in Canuckistan, everyone calls it "pop".

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:31 pm
by Mercury Hat
:cry: I like the flavored Coke.

And you forgot diet coke with vanilla.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 4:31 pm
by IVstudios
Thats why I used the word "like." It is such a useful word, it makes you not responcible for anything you say. :D

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:02 pm
by Esoterik
Mercury_Hat wrote::cry: I like the flavored Coke.

And you forgot diet coke with vanilla.


Dammit! :D

PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:04 pm
by Esoterik
ivstudios wrote:Thats why I used the word "like." It is such a useful word, it makes you not responcible for anything you say. :D


Hehehe, maybe I should be using it more often ;)