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  • coke

    17 33.33%
  • pop

    9 17.65%
  • soda

    32 62.75%
  • soda pop

    0 0%
  • other

    4 7.84%
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I didn't think the reason being why everyone in memphis growing up called all of it coke. I figured they just did, but that makes sense. I also didn't know we had a coke bottling factory their either.

    of course I use coke, pop, and soda interchangeably depending on my mood.

    my mom's side of the family calls it pop (she's from Western PA) my dad I believe calls it pop as well (Central KY) but might have called it something else before meeting my mom, where I grew up everyone around me called it coke, and I don't know how soda came to be part of my vocab.
    I can second this observation of memphis...I grew up in Memphis myself, actually a few miles away from the bottling factory. It is coke, always has been, and always will be....I just happen to prefer the sprite variety!

    the word pop makes me cringe...

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    Everybody calls it pop around here. The isle signs in grocery stores usually say "pop". I don't know why people think it sounds dumb to call it pop. It's just a word. Plus, its superiority shines through because pop is a word with only syllable instead of two, so it's more efficient to say and write.
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    It doesn't sound dumb, just off to my ear. I'm used to soft drink or soda in more formal usage like grocery store signage, and soda or coke in informal usage. I've only heard people say pop maybe a handful of times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LucrativeSid View Post
    Everybody calls it pop around here. The isle signs in grocery stores usually say "pop". I don't know why people think it sounds dumb to call it pop. It's just a word. Plus, its superiority shines through because pop is a word with only syllable instead of two, so it's more efficient to say and write.
    Does it actually *pop*?

    Because onomatopoeia is pretty far down the sophistication chain (regardless of how I much like it).

    Don't they have a 'soda' in France called, Pshitt (or something similar)?

    (the sound of opening the cap on a fizzy drink)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LucrativeSid View Post
    Everybody calls it pop around here. The isle signs in grocery stores usually say "pop". I don't know why people think it sounds dumb to call it pop. It's just a word. Plus, its superiority shines through because pop is a word with only syllable instead of two, so it's more efficient to say and write.
    I don't think it's dumb, but when people say "pop" my mind immediately conjures up a gee-whiz 50s soda fountain that Richie Cunningham or Archie and Jughead might have gone to. I guess "quaint" is the word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    It doesn't sound dumb, just off to my ear. I'm used to soft drink or soda in more formal usage like grocery store signage, and soda or coke in informal usage. I've only heard people say pop maybe a handful of times.
    Aww, you poor deprived dear.

    Pop. Pop. Poppopopopopopopopopopopopopop. POP!

    There, that should increase the number.

    (yes that is what I would call it some of the time, at least)

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