What are soft drinks called in your area?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by sputnik1988, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Coke

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    31.0%
  2. Pop

    9 vote(s)
    31.0%
  3. Soda

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  4. Other (specify)

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Seems to be different everywhere, so what do you call 'em?


    Edit: I meant to make it a public thread, but forgot to click the option:eek:
     
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  2. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    I call them soda, friend in Michigan calls them pop.
     
  3. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Its funny, growing up in Tenn we called it soda. But living in Ohio now its pop.
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Forgot to post my answer.

    Generally people call them "Cokes" around here, though "pop" is also common.
     
  5. WDbeej

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    Grew up in Ohio calling it "pop". Started calling them "soda" as I started to travel. Working in the restaurant industry, I now refer to them as "soft drinks".
     
  6. lightning

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    We call 'em soda in PA.

    I still don't understand why "Coke" is used. What if I wanted a Mountain Dew?
     
  7. genesaika

    genesaika New Member

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    Down here it's a coke or a soda, mostly a coke though. It can get rather confusing, but we deal with it rather Well.
     
  8. WDbeej

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    It's a southern thing, especially Georgia because of Coke's influence and dominance.
     
  9. chrishiggin29

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    Here in Arkansas it's coke. In the south coke is general term coke is based in Atlanta is how that got started." Hey what kind of coke you want? I'll take a Dr Pepper, Mt dew etc. "
     
  10. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    i hear "coke" or "soda" about 50/50. you might get slapped if you called it "pop." :D

    as a kid growing up, i heard "soda water" quite often.....haven't heard that in a good while.....
     
  11. bigbomar4

    bigbomar4 New Member

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    If its carbonated and not alcoholic its a coke.
     
  12. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    Was it the comedian Jerry Clower that used the term "belly washer soda water" in his routines or was it Justin Wilson?
     
  13. KingGlamis

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    I grew up in CA and now live in AZ. Always known them as soda. My first trip to Michigan my buddy that lives there says "You want a pop?" I was like "What?" He said it three or four times and I never got it, then he finally says, "you know, like a Coke or something." I never knew until then that it was called pop in other places.
     
  14. lightning

    lightning New Member

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    I guess I'm just used to replying to "What kind of Coke do you want?" with "Diet, Cherry, Vanilla, etc"
     
  15. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Coke.


    What can I get you to drink?
    Coke
    What kind?
    Dr Pepper
     
  16. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I`ll have a Pepsi !......................
     
  17. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Grew up in Ohio. It was always pop. Anything else still sounds a little odd to me.


    Honestly I haven't noticed what people here in the land of the heathens call it.
     
  18. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    It was the same growing up in Florida, either coke or a "cold drink".

    My daddy used to ask, "want a cold drink?"

    Cold drink spoken col'drink.
     
  19. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Around here we call soft drinks - BEER!

    Liquor is a hard drink.;)