View Poll Results: Wat u call soft drinks?

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  • Soda

    11 84.62%
  • Pop

    1 7.69%
  • Soda Pop

    0 0%
  • Sometin else.. if so, wat?

    1 7.69%
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Thread: Soda or Pop

  1. #1
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    Default Soda or Pop



    K'den... growing up in da `âina, I always wen call soft drinks "soda". But heah in Oregon we get "pop". "Pop cans". "Pop can recycling".


    So heah my question... wat u callum weah u stay?
    Aloha,
    Mokihana

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    Default Re: Soda or Pop

    Somebody did a web survey of this and asked people to identify their home town, and got some interesting statistics. Here's a map of the results.

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    That's an interesting map...I always say soda, can't remember what I called it when I was a kid.
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    When I lived in Idaho, I tripped when people actually called soda, "pop." I was like, 'whoa, dude, that's like, what they say on TV." I still called it soda, though.

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    Wonder what it's called in England? Or am I supposed to say: Great Britain!
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    Default Re: Soda or Pop

    great map!! mahalo foah post um!!
    Aloha,
    Mokihana

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    Interesting map, notice the Southerners call it "Coke". As in, "What kinda coke y'alls have down in this here parts?" ... joking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leimamo
    Interesting map, notice the Southerners call it "Coke". As in, "What kinda coke y'alls have down in this here parts?" ... joking
    That's true. I grew up in the south and to us, any cola-esque beverage is a coke. Unless it's Sprite or orange; then it's a pop.

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    Whoa. Kinda blown away by that map.
    Can someone say "too-much-time-on-your-hands?"

    I went to college in Utah for 2 years, and yeah, some used to call it "pop". I thought it as amusing.

    (So did the guy that made "the map" do one for "BVDs", too??)

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    It's funny but when I was growing up in Hawaii I didn't drink much soda. Even in High school I remember drinking juices or ice tea. I still hardly ever drink the stuff but when I'm at work they call it pop. So I use the term pop to mean carbonated beverages.

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    I sort of remember when I was 10 or younger I couldn't stand drinking Coke from those bottles. The only soda I could drink was the Diamond Head Orange Pineapple soda.

    I also remember that during the 1960's, my uncles, aunts and grandmother (and maybe my parents, but I am not sure) referred to it as soda water, but I think they referred to it as soda in the 70's and later.

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    Default Re: Soda or Pop

    That's what I would like to know,also.
    Is it: Soda or Pop?.
    When I was on Kansas for a while,
    it was : Pop,
    then I moved back here,
    it's Soda.
    So I just called it Soda.
    Now a days...
    I'm just like-
    Aleno, I just drink juice
    or ice tea.
    BTW:
    Why is it called Pop?,
    Why can't people just call it,
    Soda?.
    Aches & Pains
    (through out our lives) knows no time!!.

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    Talking "Coke" is it!

    Being raised in the South for most of my early childhood, it took me a long time to realize what "pop" referred to when I moved elsewhere--I was so used to the following:

    "Ya wanna coke?"

    "What kind ya got?"

    "We got Coke, Pepsi, 7-up, Mountain Dew..."

    "Mountain Dew, thanks."



    As a child, I only used "pop" in reference to my dad, a result of watching too much Sanford and Son.

    Having now lived in more than one part of the US, I jokingly refer to all pop/soda/coke as "carbonated beverage." It's my own way of making fun of this issue.

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    down here in georgia?? everyone says coke..then which kind..dew or pepsi!!lived with my dad in oregon back in 89 & they said pop tho.if ya ask for soda here ya get soda water..yuk....

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