Pop Goes the Soda
That dark fizzy drink -- what do you call it? Soda? Pop? Cola? Coke? It all depends on where you're from. Check out this ...
That dark fizzy drink -- what do you call it? Soda? Pop? Cola? Coke?
It all depends on where you're from. Check out this great map (via Strange Maps, which I've written about before). It charts the -- surprisingly strong -- regional differences when it comes to what exactly you call a soft drink.
As someone from the south (Tennessee), I can definitely attest that we called everything "a Coke." Seriously. Here's a typical exchange at a restaurant -- an exchange I must have had hundreds of times growing up:
Customer: "What kinds of Coke do y'all have?"
Server: "Coke, Diet-Coke, 7Up, Sprite..."
Customer: "I'll have a Coke."
Server: "Okay. It's Pepsi. Is that all right?"
Customer: "Yeah, sure."
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
The Week in Public Finance: Taxes, Drought and a Nod to the Baha Men1 hour ago
How Data Can Improve Transit Efficiency32 minutes ago
Fresno Deputy Police Chief Arrested on Drug Charges7 minutes ago
States Trying to Figure Out Whether Entertainment Tax Credits Really Work32 minutes ago
Chris Christie Rails Against Estate Taxes New Jersey Needs42 minutes ago
Public Defender: San Francisco Jail Guards Forced Inmates to Fight Each Other4 hours ago