jmpryll


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a lot of the older New Englanders call soda/pop/coke Tonic.. another weird thing about living up here!

71firebird


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Here in Alabamy nothing is more frustrating than asking the waitress for a coke and she asks "Is Pepsi ok?"

billyAssjunks


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The PNW is solid soda country. Amawoot is from Seattle, they should know better.

brumagem


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If only it were accurate at all. I live in Washington State, and everyone I've ever interacted with (including the people I sell it to) call it soda. Except my friend from Nebraska who calls it pop.

renegadetim


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71firebird wrote:Here in Alabamy nothing is more frustrating than asking the waitress for a coke and she asks "Is Pepsi ok?"



THIS! "Is Pepsi ok? No, I'll take a sweet tea."

kevlar51


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Thanks everyone!

Here's a quick overlay of the current US for reference (before the dark days of the Beverage War).


And like others have said, my results came from http://www.popvssoda.com

They don't deal "Tonic" or other very-regonal-specific names, sorry you didn't survive the Beverage War.

Everyone should buy this shirt--it's an excellent conversation starter

dbzispimpin


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I love this shirt, simply because I live in Miami, FL and we call it any number of things down here since there's such a vast number of different cultures, but everybody knows one thing...

If you ask somebody for Coke down here, you're probably not thirsty... if ya know what I mean? Lol

Ciscomania


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Pop is for weasels........It's soda!

mattmcd31


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Texas is not Coke territory, definitely Soda territory

Matt

Sokudoningyou


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shotfromguns wrote:As a Milwaukeean and someone who's studied linguistics, I'm offended by the gross oversimplification of this lazy excuse for a dialect map. This here is soda country, by god.



Damn straight it is. We have our soda by the lake, where it's cooler.

But there *is* a tiny sliver marking us in the SE, so it's a possible buy. Maybe.

jmercermn


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zekecatz wrote:Different parts of the country have different names for all kinds of things. Try these tests Harvard Dialect Survey, and The Cambridge Online Survey of World Englishes and see if they identify where you are from.



The Harvard test got the city exactly right. Impressive.

purplejoker


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Pop? Oregon? I don't think so.

mhdgraphics


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tcmilkman wrote:Coming from MN, now in TX, I can attest. Shirt follows this website which I believe started from a sociological study, and has been up and updated at least since 2000.

http://www.popvssoda.com/

Enjoy!



Minnesota - Alawacca Indian for "land of small soft drinks"

laconic


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rgriffin09 wrote:Why would anyone call sweet, carbonated beverages "Cokes" when a Coke is a specific type?



Coke is also a brand, like Kraft. Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Mello Yello, etc. are all Coke products. Since restaurants usually sell either Coke specific sodas, or Pepsi specific sodas, asking which Coke would be perfectly acceptable if it was one of the former.

morninglark


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71firebird wrote:Here in Alabamy nothing is more frustrating than asking the waitress for a coke and she asks "Is Pepsi ok?"



She has to say that if you ask for Coke and they serve Pepsi. Both Coke and Pepsi have secret shoppers go into places and ask for whatever brand that chain doesn't sell to see if they will be corrected. If they are not, then the lawyers get involved. Coke and Pepsi have to protect their trademark or they can lose it to "common usage".

BTW, my mom used to say soft drink, but she was old enough to remember prohibition.

amikins


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You forgot the district of tonic.

perryju


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HUGE mess up on this shirt, A) Alaska is SUBSTANTIALLY larger than what this map shows (1/3 the size of the continental US). B) Alaska is a soda state, whomever did this shirt was lazy.

jaimelobo


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Line in Florida is way too far south.

The only people in Orlando that say "Coke" are the tourists from up north (or possible recent transplants.)

jespensc


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perryju wrote:HUGE mess up on this shirt, A) Alaska is SUBSTANTIALLY larger than what this map shows (1/3 the size of the continental US). B) Alaska is a soda state, whomever did this shirt was lazy.



Well, if the non-contiguous states were represented by their respective populations, (A) Alaska would fit in one of outer dribbles of the Illinois-Missouri "soda" splat, and (B) it would be correctly represented as a soda dribble.

(Oh, and my trolling aside, I have to agree: Washington, Oregon, and Аляска are all solidly "soda" states.)

jaimelobo


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Hey, just realized something.

What happened to the FL Keys? Down there it's called "the stuff you mix with rum".

TheGolux


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maryahari


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jaimelobo wrote:Line in Florida is way too far south.

The only people in Orlando that say "Coke" are the tourists from up north (or possible recent transplants.)



Agreed. Born and raised in Orlando and its always been soda for me.

dacrete


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brumagem wrote:If only it were accurate at all. I live in Washington State, and everyone I've ever interacted with (including the people I sell it to) call it soda. Except my friend from Nebraska who calls it pop.


I disagree with that. I live in the NW and all I hear is pop around here.