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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 booyalab View Post
    But those expectations are not so obvious to people who aren't from there when they get asked "what kind?" after requesting "a coke". Then again, if they knew every expectation as each situation demanded it, they wouldn't be in the predicament in the first place.
    You wouldn't be asked what kind, they'd give you a Coke.

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    Coke, Pepsi, RC etc = soda
    Others = pop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    I know it sounds confusing in principle, but in practice, it's really not.
    You must be assuming that I don't have any anecdotal evidence to draw from.
    But like I said before, I'm sure it works for people who are used to it.
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    I wonder how many cans of coke* this thread has sold and/or caused to be consumed?

    *I don't care what this means.. just "coke" alright?

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    Soft drink. I'm a little bemused why it made it into the title of the thread but not the poll.

    Soft drink can include juice as well, but usually refers to the fizzy stuff.
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    I've lived on the West coast and the East coast, it's soda in both regions. I have family up in Detroit, they call it pop.

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    Growing up in Minnesota, it was generally referred to as "pop", but I preferred "soda" for some reason. I never encountered the "coke" generalization until I lived in Western Illinois. It caused me a bit of confusion at first. Fast food joints advertising "Free coke with super-size meal", and they served Pepsi products, or grocery stores with aisles labeled "coke", when they contained the full array of brands. Once I realized it was a colloquialised product generalization (like Kleenex, Band-aid, and Thermos), it made sense and didn't seem strange to me (except you never see those names on a store aisle label). I never got in the habit of using the "coke" moniker myself, though.

    Interesting how terms used in regions other than one's own sound silly, cheesy, or ignorant to people (according to the comments here). I guess I never attached that kind of impression to them. They just seem like local color to me.

    Awesome map, FM. I don't quite follow how the color-coding works, though, since the map colors are mutually exclusive, but the percentages they represent are not. And the county I lived in is pale yellow, which indicates "30% to 50% Soda", when I never heard it referred to as anything but "coke".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martoon View Post
    Growing up in Minnesota, it was generally referred to as "pop", but I preferred "soda" for some reason. I never encountered the "coke" generalization until I lived in Western Illinois. It caused me a bit of confusion at first. Fast food joints advertising "Free coke with super-size meal", and they served Pepsi products, or grocery stores with aisles labeled "coke", when they contained the full array of brands.
    See, this would drive me insane. It's like someone saying, "We watched some Blockbuster videos" last night, even though they actually rented from Hollywood Video or whatever other rental chain. If I saw that the videos or DVDs were clearly NOT from Blockbuster, I'd think that person was a moron.
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    Where I used to live in western New York, we were right on the front lines of the pop/soda conflict. The way aisles were labeled in different parts of the city was a good indicator if you were behind enemy lines or not.

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    In the UK, if you ask for a "coke" and are served with a pepsi, the restaurant can be (and sometimes has been) sued by the Coca Cola company under the UK's trade descriptions Act for passing off goods as another brand.

    Many years ago as a student, I worked in McDonalds.. and back then they sold McCola and not Coke. We used to get randomly tested by under cover Coke operatives. Woe betide if they asked for a Coke with their burger and someone didn't ask if McCola was OK instead!

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