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Where do you live and what do you drink?

I live in Washington, DC and drink soda.

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I was brought up hearing sody-water from older folks, or soda nowadays. SO is a Montana native, and he says pop, or just coke.His pops calls it soda pop. I still call it sodawater.

Oops, forgot to say I don't drink any of it as a rule.

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Invariably "pop" in Canada, AFAIK. "Soda" is the expensive Italian-style stuff they serve in coffee bars.

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I live in the Deep South.

It's all Coke no matter what flavor you want-Dr. Pepper, Barq's, 7-Up, Sprite, Big Shot, etc.-It's all Coke.

Pop is a name for your Grandfather or a reaction caused by sticking a pin in a balloon. :laugh:

One kind of soda goes in bisquits and the other kind goes in Bourbon. :raz:

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No, No, No.

The conversation goes like this.

Let's say that two guys are riding in a car and one guy says to the other, "Hey Bubba, jawannacoke?"

The other guys says, " Yeah. Stop at that Jr. Mart and get me a one of them Barq's."

This is a recreation of an actual conversation. Any resemblance to anyone living or dead is wholly intended and no rights have been reserved.

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I went to college at University of Missouri, in Columbia which is roughly half-way between Kansas City and St. Louis. The guys in my fraternity house from St. Louis called it soda and the ones from Kansas City called it pop. We could always tell what part of the state someone was from by what they called it.

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I'm a New England transplant in Illinois drinking soda, with my native SO who also prefers soda, while his parents and grandparents have pop.

However, at home when I was a kid, if soda had something extra added to it, preferably before a day of fishing, it became "(insert color here) lightning" as in orange lightning, purple lightning, white lightning.

I always liked that.

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I live in southeast michigan, people here drink pop.

But i drink soda.

In West Michigan, ditto for me.

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In west Kentucky, it's all Coke to us.

The lightning post was interesting. I've heard of that but never knew where it came from.

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There's a U.S. map showing which words are used in what parts of the country.

Bruce

Great map! Thanks, Bruce. Ms Alex immediately added it as a reference for students in her Business Communication classes. The only caveat is that for many counties the sample size is pretty small (n=1 :hmmm: ).

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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