View Poll Results: Soda or Pop?

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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    people in texas call everything coke.
    I keep hearing this online, but I have lived in Texas all my life (mostly Houston/Woodlands/Conroe area) and I have literally never ever heard anyone I know refer to a non-Coke soda as "Coke". In fact the only situations I can ever recall anyone referring to soda as "Coke" is when ordering a drink at a restaurant where you have access to the fountain and they just hand you a cup.

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    It's been a few weeks since I have seen this topic so I guess it was due I call carbonated beverages soda.

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    Same as the other Aussies/Kiwis here:

    Soft Drink / Fizzy Drink

    Fizzy drink is usually targetted at kids though you see plenty of adults using it.

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    i call it soda, but ive heard pop many times as well... technically it IS soda pop
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    Soft drink in Aussie land

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    In Ohio, I grew up saying "pop", but one day decided to start calling it "soda" instead. Can't remember why I changed that, but it always stuck with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TradewindNQ View Post
    Should I be surprized that theres a whole database dedicated to this...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    Should I be surprized that theres a whole database dedicated to this...?
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    In my country we don't use the short "soda" we for some reaon insist on saying "sodavand = soda water" or just brand names, except for coke, that all goes into one category but instead of "coke" we call it "cola".

    So in a restaurant you ask for cola they would ask if Pepsi is ok if that's the brand they offer there.

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    ...Soft drink.

    ...From the UK, I don't think we've ever used Soda or Pop... I think they tried to make 'pop' catch on here once in the nineties but really have you ever heard a brit say it? Sounds dumb. Soda also sounds a bit pretentious and strange when I say it, my accent makes words like that sound awkward. Got some odd looks when I dined in America when ordering (yeah I wasn't in the 'tourist areas' so it was a strange affair)
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    Carbonated drink/carbonated beverage. Or just call the specific drink by it's name (e.g. Cola, Fanta, Sprite, etc.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqua View Post
    ...Soft drink.

    ...From the UK, I don't think we've ever used Soda or Pop... I think they tried to make 'pop' catch on here once in the nineties but really have you ever heard a brit say it? Sounds dumb. Soda also sounds a bit pretentious and strange when I say it, my accent makes words like that sound awkward. Got some odd looks when I dined in America when ordering (yeah I wasn't in the 'tourist areas' so it was a strange affair)
    I have heard a British person say Soda before and it sounded awesome.
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  14. #54
    Soda, mostly though as some said; Coke, Sprite, Mt Dew, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebourn View Post
    Soda, mostly though as some said; Coke, Sprite, Mt Dew, etc
    I meant like when you refer to it in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giants41 View Post
    I have heard a British person say Soda before and it sounded awesome.
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  17. #57
    Quote Originally Posted by TradewindNQ View Post
    That said I usually just say "Coke" because it's easier and sounds less pretentious...even if they're just serving me a Pepsi.
    I'm not really sure how saying 'Coke' sounds less pretentious than saying 'soda'. Do you not acknowledge the existence of non-colas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqua View Post
    ...Soft drink.
    "Soft drinks are called "soft" in contrast to "hard drinks" (alcoholic beverages). Small amounts of alcohol may be present in a soft drink, but the alcohol content must be less than 0.5% of the total volume if the drink is to be considered non-alcoholic. Fruit juice, tea, and other such non-alcoholic beverages are technically soft drinks by this definition but are not generally referred to as such."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soft_drink

    Down here, if its fizzy and it dont get you drunk, its soft.
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  19. #59
    I've always gone with the name of the beverage as it removes the need for any additional questions. I mean if a flat mate, gf/bf, sis/bro, or parent is at the store and you want them to bring you back a <Insert beverage choice here> it just seems to make more sense to ask, "Hey, can you bring me back a <insert beverage>?", in stead of "Hey, can you bring me back a soda/pop/cola/coke?" and have them respond with "Sure, what kind?"

    But maybe that's just me not being a huge fan of excessive questions especially when I can give all the information they need with one.

  20. #60
    The Mid-West generally calls it Pop, but I've been pretty much been in every direction. So I will give my 2 cents.

    Mid-West : Pop
    North East Coast : Soda
    South East Coast : Soda
    South : Soda
    South West : Pop
    West Coast : Pop

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