Friday, May 20, 2011

The Great Pop vs. Soda Controversy

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Using the World Wide Web to gather and process data from across English-speaking North America, Alan McConchie plots the regional variations in the use of the terms "Pop" and "Soda" to describe carbonated soft drinks.

I grew up in the South and say "Coke" when referring to ANY carbonated soft-drink. Even when asking, "What kind of coke would you like?"

Above map created by Matthew Campbell and Prof. Greg Plumb of East Central University in Oklahoma.

Genuine Coke Coca Cola Glasses, Set of 12

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

EXACTLY! i don't have an accent altho i grew up in the south, but ppl can still pin me as a southerner b/c i say "what kind of coke do you want."