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Pop or soda?

Post by KCMax » Thu May 11, 2006 12:42 pm

I always called it pop as a kid in KC. Then in college, I had a roomate from St. Louis who insisted soda was the correct name.

Now, soda to me seems like the correct reference. Pop is a sound. But what does the rest of the country think?

Pop or soda?

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by Sportster » Thu May 11, 2006 12:53 pm

Soda.

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by lock+load » Thu May 11, 2006 12:55 pm

It is "soda pop," so either is technically correct.  Pop sounds much better to me, and "soda" is usually a good giveaway that someone is not from this area.

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by kucer » Thu May 11, 2006 1:01 pm

soda.  when i came out here from jersey..."pop" was plain silly to me.  "pop" is music. talk about....

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by bahua » Thu May 11, 2006 1:03 pm

I grew in central Illinois, where almost everyone calls it soda. Then, I went to college in Iowa, surrounded by Iowans and Chicagoans that say pop. To refer to it as pop, to me, evokes mental images of extreme fizziness combining with saliva to ruin the soda.

And then apparently, some misled people around here say pop too. Shame.

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by Tosspot » Thu May 11, 2006 1:10 pm

I always say pop. The word soda is needlessly multisyllabic, verbose, sesquipedalian, and logorrheic.
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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by lock+load » Thu May 11, 2006 1:12 pm

Tosspot wrote:I always say pop. The word soda is needlessly multisyllabic, verbose, sesquipedalian, and logorrheic.


:)  At maybe 1/10 of a second per syllable, think of how much of your life you are wasting saying soda  :)

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by scooterj » Thu May 11, 2006 1:31 pm

I use both terms.  "Pop" = colas, while "soda" = all other carbonated soft drinks.


Based on the map I'm curious why there is that big cluster of "soda" people in southeastern Missouri sandwiched between "pop" and "coke" people and a thousand miles removed from the main "soda" parts of the country.
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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by voltopt » Thu May 11, 2006 1:37 pm

i say coke - but when i want a soda i want a coke.

just like when i want a video game, i want nintendo.
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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by kard » Thu May 11, 2006 1:42 pm

voltopt wrote:i say coke - but when i want a soda i want a coke.

just like when i want a video game, i want nintendo.



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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by schugg » Thu May 11, 2006 2:08 pm

It's pop...........don't get annoyed 8)

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by staubio » Thu May 11, 2006 2:16 pm

Kard wrote:Kleenex.


Band-Aid.  Q-Tip.  Xerox.  Post-It.  Thermos.  Frisbee.  Rollerblade.  Super Glue.  Vaseline.  Velcro.  iPod.  Scotch Tape.  ChapStick.

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by schugg » Thu May 11, 2006 2:18 pm

staubio wrote:Band-Aid.  Q-Tip.  Xerox.  Post-It.  Thermos.  Frisbee.  Rollerblade.  Super Glue.  Vaseline.  Velcro.  iPod.  Scotch Tape.  ChapStick.
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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by lock+load » Thu May 11, 2006 2:19 pm

staubio wrote:Band-Aid.  Q-Tip.  Xerox.  Post-It.  Thermos.  Frisbee.  Rollerblade.  Super Glue.  Vaseline.  Velcro.  iPod.  Scotch Tape.  ChapStick.


Does anyone really say Xerox anymore?  And who calls their non-iPod an iPod?  Sounds like a wanna be thing :)

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by bahua » Thu May 11, 2006 2:29 pm

I call mine an mp3 player.

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by voltopt » Thu May 11, 2006 2:37 pm

i call mine a walkman!  oops, i mean, "cassette player"

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by staubio » Thu May 11, 2006 2:53 pm

schugg wrote:bike racks,  even those on the front of a bus :lol: 8) :lol: 8)


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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by chrizow » Thu May 11, 2006 3:10 pm

soda.

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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by kard » Thu May 11, 2006 3:12 pm

I used to say "pop", then I moved to where "soda" was said and now I can't stop saying "soda."

So, it's soda.
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Re: Pop or soda?

Post by schugg » Thu May 11, 2006 3:25 pm

staubio wrote:?
don't play stupid, you know what i'm talking about.

I saw you on tv today :?

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