What do you call it?

What do you call it?

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    What do you call it?

    What do you use for the generic name of soft drinks?

    Most of us in the south use "Coke" as the generic name.

    I know many up north call it "Pop"

    Those in the north-east and out west call it "soda"

    It's funny some states like NY are split... east side soda and west side pop.

    Click on your state then scroll to your county.

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    Idaho (Caldwell) we call it pop. Went to JuCo in Susanville, California and it was 'soda' and here in North Dakota we call it pop.

    To me, 'pop' is pre packaged carbonated soft drink (Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper) and a 'soda' is what you get if you go to a 'soda jerk' or 'barista' and they mix syrup and carbonated water on site.

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    Nope, it is all coke, doesn't matter what kind or color of can or cup it comes in. It is just coke.

    After you determine that they do want a Coke then you can get specific as to what type of coke it is, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, Sprite or whatever including Coke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    Nope, it is all coke, doesn't matter what kind or color of can or cup it comes in. It is just coke.

    After you determine that they do want a Coke then you can get specific as to what type of coke it is, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, Sprite or whatever including Coke.
    Ya and in Florida you had best ask what kind of Rum they want in it.
    Or they will take a sip and look at it funny like there is somthing wrong with it.

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    I don't drink the stuff, but when I ask someone if they want something to drink I call it a softdrink and let them choose the type. I have found I very seldom fit into anyones box.

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    soda water, soft drink, coke.. I don't use Pop, that's my Dad.

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    New Orleans- Soda, pop, or drink.

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    How about a bellywasher? That's what my grandfather called em!!!
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    "Soda", for as long as I remember. "Coke" is a specific brand, so would be an inaccurate term unless referring to that brand of soda specifically.

    "Pop" is the sound my 9mm makes.

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    I call it "Poison" and stick with beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    I call it "Poison" and stick with beer.
    Generic for beer... "a cold one" no matter where your from
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    It's the stuff that mixes with Jim Beam....

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    Me: "Yeah, I'll have a coke"

    Waiter: "what kind"

    Me: "Dr. Pepper"

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    Whoever did that map has way too much time on their hands. Upstate NY, it's soda. Here's a cute cartoon to go with you're post.
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