Pop, Soda, Or Coke: Which Word Do You Use?

The answer to this question is determined by where you were raised.  California you say soda.  Michigan you say pop.  Mississippi you say coke.

This according to the always compelling blog Strange Maps.  The map below shows the regional differences in the generic word used to refer soft drinks.

yojoe out

3 Responses

  1. What fun. I’ve noticed the different uses and never though about their origins being geographic.

  2. that is fascinating.

    and, i’m always amazed at how prevalent “coke” is as the generic term. i grew up in the south, and never, ever heard people use “coke” to mean pop.


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