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    Pretty interesting. Everyone here calls it pop but I call it soda for a reason I can't recall. Interesting that it's called soda in the (north)east and the west. Anybody know what's up with the soda pocket right around STL?
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    Yep, everybody I know calls it pop with precious few exceptions. Hy-Vee other grocery stores call it pop, and most restaurants call it pop too in Iowa.

    I'll never forget when I was in Cape G. Mazooora (that's how my wife pronounces Missouri), I ordered a 'pop' at a wedding reception. The lady looked at me like I was from Mars or something. She made me repeat it because I seriously don't think she knew what I was talking about. Finally, I said I would take a Pepsi, and she said -- 'is Coke alright'??

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    I call it carbonated sugar water.

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    > Soda: A drink incorporating ice cream and soda water, sold at places like Baskin-Robbins.. or a carborated beverage added to hard liquor -- "Scotch and soda"
    > Pop: Your father, your old man
    > Coke: An ore used to make steel

    I grew up in northern Illinois, where we called carbonated beverages "pop." Same here in Cincinnati. When I went to Ohio University, which has a large population of easterners, I was suddenly confronted with folks who called Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper "soda." They mocked my use of the word "pop." I mocked them right back. (Go to a restaurant in Athens, Ohio, and order a soda, and I'm pretty sure you'll end up with something with ice cream in it... not a can of Coke.)

    Then there are the diplomatic types who refer to "soda pop." And folks who use the phrase "soft drink."

    Now, what do you call the paper or plastic carrier to bring home your pop/soda from the store -- a bag, a sack, a poke, a satchel...? ;-)

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    I grew up in AZ and I call it Soda and it seems I am at least normal in one part of my life.

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    NJ - soda, always has been always will be because we are right. State College, Ann Arbor - pop, Why ? I don't know. Maybe because it went PoP when you use the can opener.

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    I never understood the soda thing in St. Louis. They're, um, different there.

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    When I was a kid in Jersey City I called it soda, since I moved to Oklahoma in 78 it has been pop.
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    Pop in the midwest. Coke whenever I want that flavor. Soda in the west. And when ordering I always say "diet" which is usually coke or pepsi. Pop is usually the most resonate. It is usually pronounced Pap. Or in the northeast Paap.
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