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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 Lateralus View Post
    I have a lot of relatives in the south, and when they call everything 'coke', they sound so...dumb.
    Why is it so hard to understand that it's just a regional difference? I wouldn't think that because you might say "soda," that you sound stupid. It's just not the term I prefer. But if it's a Southern thing, it must be an example of ignorance?

    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    "Soda" for me. "Pop" sounds kinda dumb. And using "coke" for everything is inexplicable to me. Do people say it even for root beer or orange soda or Mountain Dew, or is it just cola? I can't imagine asking for a "coke"s if it's clearly a Pepsi product.
    It's not exactly like that. You just call soft drinks as a whole a Coke, like "we have Cokes, and we have water, and we have tea, etc." But if you were in a restaurant and wanted a Dr. Pepper, of course you'd say "Dr. Pepper." It's like going to the store for Kleenex, but coming back with Puffs.

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    It's called pop up here, but you crazies in the states think we're a bunch of basakwards dumbasses anyway.
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    it's all coke, even pepsi

    note- though midwestern, my family is southern- I grew up confusing my peers who call everything pop *shudder*
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    Hmm, I'd just ask for whatever it is I want by name. If I ask for Coke, I expect Coke, not a list that includes something totally different

    If I want to know what "pops/soda/cokes" a place have... I'll ask (fearfully.. possibly with tears in my eyes, looking a bit embarassed).. do you have any (mumblemumble) non-alcoholic drinks? I try to avoid having to say that though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    "Soda" for me. "Pop" sounds kinda dumb. And using "coke" for everything is inexplicable to me. Do people say it even for root beer or orange soda or Mountain Dew, or is it just cola? I can't imagine asking for a "coke"s if it's clearly a Pepsi product.
    you don't "go can I have a coke" at a resteraunt it's more of if you have guests you ask "Can I get you a coke" and they usually respond "what do you have?" "or do you have ___?" kinda like you wouldn't go to a waiter and go "I want a soda"
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    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    It's not exactly like that. You just call soft drinks as a whole a Coke, like "we have Cokes, and we have water, and we have tea, etc." But if you were in a restaurant and wanted a Dr. Pepper, of course you'd say "Dr. Pepper." It's like going to the store for Kleenex, but coming back with Puffs.
    I would go to the store for tissues, not Kleenex. It just seems unbelievably inefficient to me. I am a not a big soda drinker, but some people have very strong preferences. Pepsi consistently beats Coca-Cola in taste tests, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    Why is it so hard to understand that it's just a regional difference? I wouldn't think that because you might say "soda," that you sound stupid. It's just not the term I prefer. But if it's a Southern thing, it must be an example of ignorance?
    I said they sound dumb, not they are dumb. That's obviously just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    you don't "go can I have a coke" at a resteraunt it's more of if you have guests you ask "Can I get you a coke" and they usually respond "what do you have?" "or do you have ___?" kinda like you wouldn't go to a waiter and go "I want a soda"
    Right. At a restaurant I say, "Coke or Pepsi, either one please."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    Why is it so hard to understand that it's just a regional difference? I wouldn't think that because you might say "soda," that you sound stupid. It's just not the term I prefer. But if it's a Southern thing, it must be an example of ignorance?
    I wouldn't say it's stupid because obviously it works for that culture, but can't you see how the coke-soda/pop crossover would lead to more confusion than the soda-pop crossover? If I ordered a pop at a restaurant, I wouldn't actually say "I'll have a pop" and then wait for the waitress to ask what kind. If I wanted a coke, I would ask for a coke. It's more efficient.

    edit: I guess a bunch of people before me already spelled this out.
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