Apr 29, 2012
(via Tastefully Offensive)
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I live in New England, and we never call soda “pop.” We call it “soda.”
^ This. I never even knew people anywhere still called it “pop” until I drove halfway down the east coast.
It’s what we say in Chicago.
we say it in Ohio :)
Mass here. My grandmother would always say tonic
I too am from New England, and I would probably slap someone if I heard them call it “pop”… It is Soda thank you very much, unless you’re old then it could be “tonic” lol
Don’t come to Canada then. Everyone here calls it pop.
Apparently not in Ottawa.
Pop in Winnipeg too.
This should clear up any confusion:
We say it in the mid-west also.
unless you’re in the st louis area
yes. pop is a midwestern term.
In Boston, we call carbonated soda a tonic.
In Alabama, anyone who says anything but “coke” or maybe “soft drink” gets brutally mocked and loses their Southerner Card.
Right on! I’m from TN, and you call it a Coke. Anything else…. Pop, soda.. You’ll get a funny look from the rest of us!
What if I want a soda that isn’t a Coke, because I hate Coke? That never made a smear of sense to me.
In my experience, when you ask for a Coke in those areas that call all soda “Coke” they will then ask you what kind. Confused the crap outta me the first time it happened (this was before the ridiculous variations came about).
I’m from Birmingham, and we’ve always called them all “Coke”, though “cold drink” (or “col’ drank”) is also acceptable. ;)
I’m from California. It’s pop.
Im from California, I grew up saying soda or coke
That’s interesting, NorCal or SoCal? I grew up saying soda/coke as well and have never heard another Californian call it pop besides my grandmother, but she lived in Indiana as a teen. I have friend from the Midwest who referred to a pop machine and seriously confused a bunch of Californians who couldn’t figure out what she meant, very funny stuff.
I grew up calling it pop in Washington State.
Grew up (and still live) in the Chicagoland area and have always called it “pop”. My Milwaukee-born wife calls it “soda”. Our sons side with their mother and say, “soda” (but it really is “pop”). ;)
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