pop vs. soda
what might the "other" terms be? you are from the far north of minnesota or south central new mexico - what do they call "pop" or "soda" in your neck of the woods?
The new national divide...
In my high school town of Davis CA. it was "Coke". In the rest of California it seemed to be "Soda". Until I moved to the Northwest I always had an extreme hick-ish image of folks who say "Pop" and to a certain extent still do.
Where do you live and what do you say?
If you grew up in or around New England you're probably familiar with a carbonated concoction called Moxie
. Tastewise, it's kind of a love or hate deal and I fall squarely in the love camp. And I'm not alone apparently
. The history of the product is actually pretty interesting. For those whose thirst has been stoked, here's a list
places to get it.
The Great Pop vs. Soda Controversy: An Interactive Study
Since the development of carbonated beverage in 1886, one of linguistic geography's
most important and least investigated phenomena has been the sharp regional divisions in the use of the terms "pop" and "soda."