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    Quote Originally Posted by stalemate View Post
    Really though, the coke thing is prevalent here but only when speaking in the generic. We might stop and get a coke with the understanding that each person picks what they want. Or we might say 'I drink too many cokes' but it is meant in the generic.

    I don't know anyone who would be talking about a specific drink like orange soda and call it coke unless it was Coke.
    What stalemate said. For all those who are confused about saying "Coke," it would be a lot less confusing if you'd grown up hearing it. Everyone knows what you mean in the South. You might say, "You wanna go get a Coke?" but a waitress would never say "What kind?" if you say you want a Coke. If you're actually ordering, you say the brand you want. If you want a Mountain Dew or Orange Crush, you grab it from the cooler or tell your waitress that's what you want. You don't say, "I want a Coke--do y'all have Orange Crush?" We don't deliberately try to be confusing, either. If you're asking about product availability, you might say, "What kind of soft drinks do you have?"

    It's the same principle as saying Kleenex when you mean tissue, or asking someone to Xerox something. Coke is King in the South, and has been forever--it has its roots here--so it was popular enough to stand in for all soft drinks from the start, and has remained so.
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    In Australia it's called 'fizzy drink' mostly and slightly less commonly 'soft drink' which is what I call it.

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    It's strictly "soda" in California, I think. "Soft drink" is sometimes used in food service. I've heard a few people here use "coke" as a general term but never heard it seriously as "pop." I've been to Oregon several times and didn't notice a sudden shift to "pop;" I definitely noticed the shift to "coke" when I went to Texas though.

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    i lived in michigan until i was 9 and called it pop until i moved to maryland and nobody knew what pop was. california people call it soda too.


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    Where I am now, it's called pop but it will always be a soft drink to me. *clings to the past*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giggly View Post
    What do you call carbonated beverages?

    I've heard that on the east coast of the U.S. they call it pop. Here on the west coast of the U.S. we call it soda.
    West coast/CA always call it soda. Sometimes growing up I'd just call every soda 'coke'. Hearing people call it 'pop' sounded so...not exotic but novel. I've heard only 1 person in DC refer to it as 'pop' but they grew up in Maine or something.
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    Soda in West Texas, pop in Nebraska. I say pop now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    West coast/CA always call it soda. Sometimes growing up I'd just call every soda 'coke'. Hearing people call it 'pop' sounded so...not exotic but novel. I've heard only 1 person in DC refer to it as 'pop' but they grew up in Maine or something.
    I live in Maine and don't know anybody that says "pop". Any time its heard here it is invariably followed with the question...."Visiting huh? Where are you from?"
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    Everythang is coke where I come from.

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    I go for combos.
    Sodapop.
    dunno distilled beverage with a hint of minty freshness.
    Soft water. hahaha
    Fizzy pop
    hopefully aspartame reduced sugary water.

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