JoeJitsu


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In Alabama they say, "Hey, you want a coke?" meaning do you want a soda/soft drink. After you answer in the affirmative the next statement will be, "Well, we got 7 Up, Co-cola, Pepsi, and root beer."

I was disappointed that there wasn't an inset for the R-O-C Co-cola/Moon Pie Confederation. It would be centered on my grandmother's house.

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regularshmo


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interesting. i'm from canada anf didn't realize this conflict existed. i think we all just call it pop, but i don't think any studies have been done on the subject. we have iced tea, vinegar on our french fries and have you ever had a bloody caesar? don't know why clamato juice hasn't made it south, beats the bloody mary hands down. oh and don't forget the poutine...heart attack on a plate.

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I live in Indiana and people around here call it Soda or Pop, but I grew up in Texas and have my Texas pride, I call it Coke and always will ^_^

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novaprof wrote:I'm from Bahston. We call it, "tonic".



Well I'm from Wistah and it's Sodah

morninglark


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jespensc wrote:Grew up calling a soda a soda. Mom and Pop are people who raised me. If I went out to the store and bought a soda, they might put it in a bag. A brown paper bag. Then I moved and met these weird people who referred to soda as dad...er "pop" ... and if I bought one they might put it in a bag that they called a "sack" (which is what testicles come in). I was ok until I went to a store, and a sweet old lady asked me "Do you want your pop in a sack?"

The visual still haunts me 20 years later.



If you had gone to West Virginia (my home state) they might have put your pop in a poke.

jdeem4


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Well, my grandmother apparently grew up calling it a "soft drink", and so far she's had the best reasoning I've heard for it. (not a hard drink)

granthamkk


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"Would you like a coke?"
"Yes, Pepsi please."
Yep, that's right.

shotfromguns


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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.

canis39


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Wow, that NY Times survey absolutely nailed it for me. The darkest red spot on the map at the end was upstate New York...which is where I'm from. (Haven't lived there in 15 years, though).

For the record, I call it soda.

mlpbaby10


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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.



And this map agrees with you. It shows a sliver of Soda Republic on Wisconsin's shore

tanager2


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To have left out "tonic" - oh, the pity! We may be a very small portion of New England that said that (I know some folks who still do, it's not dead yet!) but we know our rights.

Only old New Englanders could make a coke/soda/pop sound about as appealing as cough medicine.

beermanjoe


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The map is way wrong, Southern Il. is Soda, So are the parts of Mo. that I am familiar with

caron7


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philbcon wrote:They missed the TONIC region.



Just why I came on to post. I feel left out. I grew up where everything is called tonic or soda pop.

asgardianodin


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Alaska is a Soda State.

Asenath


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renegadetim wrote:I always thought Philadelphia, New York, and all of the New England area called it Pop along with all the other Bahstahn stuff they say. Y'know, Hahvahd, Pahk the cah, Clam Chowdah, etc.

Maybe they call it soder instead... but I thought they had issues with R's...

My mind is blown kevlar!

Awesome shirt, though, glad to be a Coke guy!



I was born and raised in southern New England - some older folks do in fact say "soder" or even "soder pop". People my age pretty much just say soda.

Also, people with a thick accent will drop r's from words that have them, and add them to words that don't.

For example, you might find someone locally who "drawrs" on a piece of paper, and has a junk "draw" in their kitchen.

tggr529


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The Coke Federation extends a little too far south. I live in Tampa and have never heard anyone call all soft drinks a "Coke". I think that's a Georgia thing at the farthest. It's soda here in Florida all the way. I did learn to speak in Michigan though, and it was quite the culture shock being looked at like I was crazy when I said "pop". Being an 11 year old in middle school, however, I was quick to adapt. Now I can't call it anything but soda. Fun shirt though!

tpleune


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fleamarketadict wrote:I'm a Pepsi man myself. Coke gives me indigestion.
Seriously though, I'm from SC and I've never known anyone who referred to all carbonated drinks as "cokes". We call each one by name. Someone may always ask for a Coke, but that's because a Coke is what they want.



I used to live in South Carolina. Where I lived the term "drink" was used generically as in, "want to get a drink?" And "I am going to the drink machine for a mountain dew and a honey bun." Young people asked specifically for Pepsi or mountain dew and once in a while coke. I am back in Illinois and back to pop, but I say soda pop when I travel.

whatsamattaU


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1fnleg wrote:Well I'm from Wistah and it's Sodah



When I was in Cambridge, that was the test of knowing if someone lived in the area (college or in general): if they knew how to pronounce "Woostah" (I didn't hear "Wistah" much) or "Wooburn".
Also, Penn State was considered one of those dividing line towns per someone from Penn State, and looking at that earlier website post, http://www.popvssoda.com/ , my friend was right.

nivram


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You also missed the "Soda Pop Independent States".

xozibl


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Though I was raised "southern" by "southerners", I call it alternately "soda" or "soda pop". In GA, where we currently live, a surprising number of people are militant about calling all soda drinks, "CokCola" or maybe "KoKKola" - I'm not sure, since the same people are generally militant about pretty much everything, including calling the Civil War, "The War of Northern Aggression". I never knew there were Americans who hated Lincoln (now, not in his own time - every President is hated by large swaths of people in his own time), until we moved to Georgia.....

ricka182


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I'd have to agree with a few other opinions.. This is completely wrong. I'm from New England, and grew up calling it soda or tonic. In the military, when I was sent down to Georgia and asked for tonic, I was sent to the hair care isle.

Good idea, but not accurate...

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Burritoclock


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I don't think we should be making jokes about the civil war, a lot of good people died. Too soon.

skemsley


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sequoiae wrote:The map is somewhat wrong. People in New Mexico do not call every carbonated beverage "coke."



Yes, we do. Have you seen this?

featherz


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I moved from one soda state (soCal) to another (Upstate NY). "Pop" just sounds so weird to me. :P

caramelarrow


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renegadetim wrote:I'm in Sweet Tea country and call it Unsweet tea as well, but just so we're clear... There really isn't such a thing as UNSWEET tea. . (It's just Tea)



True, it is just tea, but if I just order iced tea they invariably give me stuff with sugar **shudder** so I have to be specific and say UNSWEETENED iced tea, please.

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whatsamattaU


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Burritoclock wrote:I don't think we should be making jokes about the civil war, a lot of good people died. Too soon.



After living in the South a few years, I realize "too soon" may exist for the rest of my lifetime and probably longer than that.

ClaudiaM


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whatsamattaU wrote:When I was in Cambridge, that was the test of knowing if someone lived in the area (college or in general): if they knew how to pronounce "Woostah" (I didn't hear "Wistah" much) or "Wooburn".



Now it's whether you know how to pronounce Quincy, MA.

(You may call the Harvard dorm "Quinsy" like all the students do, but locals know that the *town* is Quinzy.)

jana0047


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I grew up in a loyal Pepsi household in Missouri, but the common noun for a carbonated drink was and still is "coke."

whatsamattaU


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ClaudiaM wrote:Now it's whether you know how to pronounce Quincy, MA.

(You may call the Harvard dorm "Quinsy" like all the students do, but locals know that the *town* is Quinzy.)



My memory is faint on that. I wasn't a Hahvahd person, but I'm now trying to remember how my Boston friends said that.

edit: http://talkboston.com/
http://www.universalhub.com/glossary/
http://www.bu.edu/mfeldman/Boston/wicked.html

and yes, I grew up with "pop".

grumb


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NY/NJ here and soda it is. A coke is a Coke and a pop is an ice-cream on a stick.

fdsudds


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I'm originally from MI and we called it Pop. I have lived in OH for the last 11 years and (even though the map says they call it Pop), everyone I have heard, call it soda. I still say pop
Pop does sound funny, but you can only get soda from a soda shop and I haven't seen one of them in a long while. Also, I have family in different parts of FL and they called it soda, not Coke as the map says.

justcallmesteve


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We definitely call it coke in Arkansas. Some of my northern friends have gotten me to start saying soda though as it does make more sense.

kirklandhp


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justcallmesteve wrote:I don't understand why Arkansas is in the pop section. We are definitely part of the Coke Federation!



??? Do you know where Arkansas is on the map?

regularshmo


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one time an american came into my pub and asked for a soda, so i unwittingly brought him a soda water. lol, the look on his face when he took a sip.

krychek67


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ThunderThighs wrote:I call 'em soda pops and I live in TX. I'm an anomaly. Most of my friends agree with that last statement.



I grew up in CA and moved to TX 25 years ago and I still call them sodas most of the time, but still occasionally ask for a coke. Maybe in another 20 years, I will have fully assimilated.

oakenspirit


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fleamarketadict wrote:I'm a Pepsi man myself. Coke gives me indigestion.
Seriously though, I'm from SC and I've never known anyone who referred to all carbonated drinks as "cokes". We call each one by name. Someone may always ask for a Coke, but that's because a Coke is what they want.



Another SC local here- Boiling Springs! We've always called them all Cokes in my neck of the woods-

Unless it's a Cheerwine- then it's just a Cheerwine-


lete


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Egads be to synonomy!

dogar


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I am a Coke aficionado but we call it pop here in Oklahoma. Hell we even have the world famous Pops in Arcadia.

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nettronic


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Lets not forget Renaissance Faire's "Iced Phosphates"

This actually does not refer to ALL soft drinks, but predominantly that is what soda makers use for the carbonation process.

SketchBoy


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Canadian, and I and everyone else in the country calls it "pop."

Or "soft drink," if I wanna be all fancy and technical.