Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Pop, Soda, or Coke?

My step sister-in-law recently had a post on her blog about what to call the blinking light on your car that lets others know you are making a turn. The comments turned into a debate on what to call carbonated beverages. Since my husband is full of weird knowledge (some boring, some not-so-boring), I thought I would share an interesting site he found on the subject.

http://www.popvssoda.com/countystats/total-county.html

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At 3:30 PM, Blogger Josh Leo said...

I love that site! it is so interesting to see that counties with colleges break the rules for the surrounding areas (kent county in michigan)

 
At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's definitely coke. Don't people know Coke is a brand name? I guess that's kind of like kleenex...... do you call it a kleenex (regardless of brand) or a tissue? Such things to ponder....

Joy

 
At 9:32 PM, Blogger Mommy Brain said...

That is hilarious...do you think that is a government funded study? I never knew Coke was used as a name for pop until I met my suitemate in college. She always ordered an orange coke???? Whatever!

 
At 7:36 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Tim says Coke~"I want a Coke." So i hand him one. "No, I wanted Mountain Dew." UGH!

And my college roomie was from upstate NY so she had soda. Drove me nuts. . .til i started saying it!

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger kkoois said...

i definitely knew i was in the south when i went through a drive-thru and ordered a "medium coke" and they asked me "what kind?"

 
At 3:46 PM, Blogger JD said...

sooooooda. used to call it paaaaap like all good mid-westerners, but in college i decided that i hated the sound of the word - sounds so nasaly. I've also heard some chicagoans get annoyed with people making the same sound in chicaaaaago. consistency people:) Soda. And I do get made fun of for it.

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger kkoois said...

yes, jana. according to the map, you are the only person from michigan that calls it "soda."

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger JD said...

waah waah - at least I'm famous for something.

 
At 5:44 PM, Blogger Carol said...

okay, forget pop, soda, or coke -- just get me a beer, MGD, brewski, cold one, Lite, or whatever you want to call it, I really don't care -- just get me one now!

 
At 10:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT IS CALLED SODA!!! (That is what smart people call it...) James

 
At 10:19 PM, Anonymous Joy said...

I wrote COKE? no no no... it is POP ( I disagree with my husband on this one)

 
At 5:36 PM, Anonymous Tim said...

Coke is the one. If you want a pop I will give you one right in the kisser with a righthook!

 

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