Literal Pop Quiz

April 29, 2012 | By Abraham | 29 comments

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    1. Jjjjj says:

      ^ This. I never even knew people anywhere still called it “pop” until I drove halfway down the east coast.

    2. Carolyn says:

      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

  1. Marianne says:

    In Alabama, anyone who says anything but “coke” or maybe “soft drink” gets brutally mocked and loses their Southerner Card.

    1. Jellybean says:

      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!

      1. Jjjjj says:

        What if I want a soda that isn’t a Coke, because I hate Coke? That never made a smear of sense to me.

        1. Carr says:

          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).

    2. lechroom says:

      I’m from Birmingham, and we’ve always called them all “Coke”, though “cold drink” (or “col’ drank”) is also acceptable. ;)

    1. Aim says:

      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.

  2. Wyeth says:

    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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