Thursday, August 03, 2006

Do you say pop, soda or coke?

Evan sent this to me, and I thought it was interesting. It is a breakdown county-by-county of what is the most popular term.

I say soda, while Evan prefers pop.

Check it out:


  1. I have to say i absolutely LOVE this.... how true it is! Now, my county in SC is deep in the COKE block, but we also say "a drink" for anything cold and non-alcoholic! I had to put it on my own blog. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Growing up (and even now and again) we called them soft drinks. Now it ranges from that to calling it by it's real name , coke, pepsi, dr pepper etc.

    I guess I would have been an other on the map.

  3. Todd: Glad to share! I'll call mine a drink more than I will anything else.

    Muddy: A list like that allows for a few variations, I would guess

  4. How cool! I say soda. I seem to be in the minority for my county.

  5. I was hanging out with (okay, fucking) this redneck when my son was two. He would seriously call it sody-pop. Anyway, he was good in the sack and my son liked him and he liked the term 'sody-pop' because it appealed to his two-year-old persona.

    My mom heard my son repeat said and tossed him such a vibe (my mother is all about the vibe) that he never uttered the expression sody-pop again.

    I'm all over sody-pop.

  6. D: I wish they had biggger samples in some places. My county only had six responses.

    Heather: I can imagine what your mom's vibe felt like from here after that. If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy ;-)