Pop, Soda, or Coke ?

  1. An article in Sunday paper raises the question of what you ask for when ordering a soda/pop/Coke depends on where you were raised. Here in Az. most folks call it soda. I was born near Boston ,sp i called it tonic until I was moved to Phoenix at the tender age of 10. Do remember as child asking for a "soda" somewhere in upstate NY, and was told they don`t have "ice cream" .So here`s another nice save topic.......i hope..........:roll What do you call soft drinks in your part of the world?
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  2. 51 Comments

  3. by   BadBird
    We call is soda, which of course means coke not pepsi.
  4. by   kittyw
    Up in PA we called it soda. Here in the Southeast (TN) everyone calls it coke ... then you have to say what type of coke. I've asked for diet coke (specifically) and have been given diet pepsi .... as though they are interchangable - the generic coke just seems to mean a dark carbonated drink irregardless of brand.
  5. by   KRVRN
    Soda. When I go to visit relatives in Iowa, I refuse to call it pop because it sounds funny.
  6. by   live4today
    I grew up in Ohio where we called soft drinks "POP". Then I moved South, and learned that they referred to "POP" as Soda.
    I've been living in more Southern states than Northern states since leaving Ohio way back when, so now I only refer to soft drinks as Soda. :chuckle
  7. by   LasVegasRN
    Same here - grew up in Ohio. Soft drinks are "POP".
  8. by   anitame
    They're mostly called pop here in Oregon.
  9. by   Ortho_RN
    I usually call them all Coke.. But soda otherwise... I can always tell a true "yankee" when they say Pop hehe
  10. by   neneRN
    Grew up in Ohio- Have always called it pop. Now that I live in Florida, people are always laughing when they hear me say pop, and call it soda down here.
  11. by   delirium
    I'm in Maryland, and it's soda.
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i will take a coke, please!
  13. by   researchrabbit
    Originally posted by nurs2b
    I usually call them all Coke..
    And I thought it was only in Oklahoma we did that!
  14. by   recnurse1
    Eastern Pa.... call it soda...that's funny... Ohio is our next door neighbor... guess the name changes when you "cross the border" LOL

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