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Old 04-17-2014, 03:50 PM   #1
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Pop/Soda/Coke?

This just came up on my Facebook feed from a sight called Mental Floss. They always have fun little trivia bits. Based on the comments made around here on the topic, thought I would share.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/56276...ated-beverages
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:00 PM   #2
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I've always called it soda.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:02 PM   #3
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I've always called it soda.
Yup, though always knew what "pop" meant. First time I heard "coke" as a term for ALL soda, I was quite
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:05 PM   #4
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Yup, though always knew what "pop" meant. First time I heard "coke" as a term for ALL soda, I was quite
And as a southerner who says coke, pop was like nails on a chalkboard. Pop to me is a term of endearment for a father or grandfather. Or pop can be a punishment as in 'do you want a pop on the behind'?

I often find myself saying cold drink or soda now too. But never pop.
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I've always called it pop, and so do most people around here.

It's not "nails on a chalkboard" to hear someone call it soda though.

But "Coke" for ALL pop/soda? That one I really, really don't get.

Coke is...Coke...regular Coke...Diet Coke...Cherry Coke, etc. But to say "Coke" if you're referring to something else like Sprite, Mt. Dew, etc. then just...why?
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:13 PM   #6
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Does anyone remember when soda/pop/ whatever was called "dope" in certain areas?

People think I am nuts, but when I was a kid (in the 70's) my relatives in E. Tenn all called it dope. I wasn't there for many years, and when I returned in the 90's it was no longer being used.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:14 PM   #7
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I laugh inside when I hear people call it pop because the only people I knew that called it that were elderly and it is funny when a younger person says it. It sounds really out of place for me. I call it soda or coke.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:17 PM   #8
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I'm from Texas. It's Coke, no matter what it is. "Go to a drive through. I need a Coke." But then you might order a root beer. It's just how we do it.

Where I grew up in East Texas, it was also common to say, "Go to a drive through. I want a cold drink." Only it was pronounced more like coh-drink. That also meant any cold, carbonated beverage. But "Coke" is more common. Luckily for me, I am a Diet Coke drinker, so it's all good.

I never hear pop or soda unless the person is from elsewhere far away.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:18 PM   #9
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This just came up on my Facebook feed from a sight called Mental Floss. They always have fun little trivia bits. Based on the comments made around here on the topic, thought I would share.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/56276...ated-beverages
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I always just ask for what I want. Coke, usually but root beer more often lately. If you ask for a soda or a pop, you still have to specify so why not do it right off the bat?
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:18 PM   #10
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We all call them coke. I don't understand the red section in central Texas and the valley. Everyone I know, including those in central Texas and the valley, call it coke. The only ones I know who don't are the transplants. Anyway, I call it coke, I can handle soda, and pop is like nails on a chalk board, for some reason.
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I've always called it pop, and so do most people around here.

It's not "nails on a chalkboard" to hear someone call it soda though.

But "Coke" for ALL pop/soda? That one I really, really don't get.

Coke is...Coke...regular Coke...Diet Coke...Cherry Coke, etc. But to say "Coke" if you're referring to something else like Sprite, Mt. Dew, etc. then just...why?
I think it maybe because of coke's origins in Atlanta. It's just one of those regional differences. And yes we say "What kind of coke do you want?" Sprite, Barqs (regional root beer brand) or Coca-Cola, etc.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:24 PM   #12
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:30 PM   #13
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I come from a "want a coke?" "Yes I'll have sprite." State.

However I usually say soda. I almost always have. Maybe cause we weren't allowed much as a child but it was usually grape soda or orange soda.
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For the life of me, I cannot understand the confusion with calling it coke instead of pop, soda, cola, etc. No, it doesn't cause any confusion here because that is what we call it. Calling it pop, soda, cola, etc. rather than specifying the drink doesn't confuse people in other areas, so why would calling it coke in an area where that is the norm be considered weird or confusing? If I'm having a party and my husband is going to the store, I will ask him to pick up some cokes. He knows that means Dr Pepper, Sprite, Diet Coke, Coke, etc. I'm not going to specify every beverage I want. In another area, someone might ask their husband to pick up some "pops" or some "sodas". Don't really get the big deal behind "coke".
I use the word soda for collectively describing carbonated beverages but when I order a drink, I say diet coke/Pepsi. I don't say soda then wait for someone to ask me what kind...i cut to the chase and order the kind of soda I want. That's why I don't understand ordering a coke when it could mean several other flavors. To me, that's like ordering French fries then having the waitress ask what kind and I say mashed potatoes. I never heard of coke being used to refer to all flavors of soda before the dis and find regional differences like this kind of interesting.
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We all call them coke. I don't understand the red section in central Texas and the valley. Everyone I know, including those in central Texas and the valley, call it coke. The only ones I know who don't are the transplants. Anyway, I call it coke, I can handle soda, and pop is like nails on a chalk board, for some reason.
I used to travel to the valley on business, and I never once heard it called "coke" down there
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