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Soda or Pop???

 
 
coluber2001
 
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Reply Tue 8 Nov, 2005 01:04 pm
I just call them soft drinks, and if I get a puzzled look I say coke or pepsi or whatever to clarify it.
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Aphrodisia
 
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Reply Wed 9 Nov, 2005 11:30 pm
Growing up in MI, I've always said pop, but since I've started law school and am around people from all over the country, I've changed and say soda all the time. Damn peer pressure!
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2005 07:47 am
Aphrodisia, I think in different parts of MI it's pop or soda. Where abouts do you live? UP? LP?
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Aphrodisia
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2005 08:33 pm
Bella Dea wrote:
Aphrodisia, I think in different parts of MI it's pop or soda. Where abouts do you live? UP? LP?


I'm from Metro Detroit and I currently live in Lansing...so I've basically stayed within the LP my entire life, and everyone I've known has said pop. Very Happy

What parts of MI say soda?
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KiwiChic
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2005 08:54 pm
Coke = Coca Cola
Soda = Soda Water
'Pop' is non existant for any fizzy drink

...but I dare you to ask for a Bourbon & Soda from any bar here Laughing yuk
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Greyfan
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2005 09:27 pm
I grew up in Michigan (Flint area) and it was definitely pop. I'm in Florida now, and there is no quicker road to ridicule than to use that term with a native southerner.

One change here over the last decade, though. When I moved here in 1993, iced tea was ALWAYS sweetened in restaurants. Now, they ask if you want it sweetened or not.

And our local Michigan soft drink (Vernor's ginger ale) is available down here. Talk about carbonated.
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Aphrodisia
 
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Reply Thu 10 Nov, 2005 11:17 pm
Greyfan wrote:
And our local Michigan soft drink (Vernor's ginger ale) is available down here. Talk about carbonated.


I have to sneeze just thinking about Vernor's.
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Greyfan
 
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Reply Fri 11 Nov, 2005 05:35 pm
You can leave an open Vernor's on the shelf for days and still have fizz. Amazing stuff.
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barrythemod
 
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Reply Wed 7 Dec, 2005 12:54 am
It's "fizzy drink" or "soft drink" over here,unless you actually want a Coke,etc,then you ask for it by name.Soda,to us,is carbonated water,Pop is a general term for "fizzy drinks" :wink:
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username
 
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Reply Wed 7 Dec, 2005 02:18 am
Eminem was 8 Mile. I was 15 Mile, suburban Detroit, and it was definitely "pop"there, and I HATED Vernor's--Canada Dry was a revelation to me when we moved to NJ. Any visiting relations would always bring a trunkful of Vernor's, and one bottle about every ten years seemed to be the right ratio, to keep my roots intact.

Managed to change my vocabulary from "pop" to "soda" without too much trouble, then when I moved to Boston had to change it again to "tonic", which is what the natives called it--tho "tonic" has been fighting a losing battle to "soda" lately, even though the soda aisle in the local Star Market still calls it "tonic" ("tonic" because originally, in the second hald of the 19th century, the first sodas were sold as healthful nerve tonics, to tone you up. Little did they know. Which is where the coca part in Coca Cola came in).

And here if you want a chocolate milkshake you have to order a "black and white frappe".

Anyone ever had Inca Cola from Peru--it looks exactly like acid yellow-green toxic waste and tastes a bit like it too.
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CrazyDiamond
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2005 04:50 pm
I still would say pop is better, as it has only one syllable, while soda has two. Thus, building up every time you say it, to save you valuable time throughout your life. Think about it Wink
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Chai
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2005 04:56 pm
coke and nabs
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CrazyDiamond
 
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Reply Mon 12 Dec, 2005 05:14 pm
blast! My theory is ruined!
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2005 01:25 pm
Quote:
I still would say pop is better, as it has only one syllable, while soda has two. Thus, building up every time you say it, to save you valuable time throughout your life. Think about it Wink

not to mention less wear & tear on your tongue, teeth, lips and vocal cords...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2005 03:18 pm
soft drinks
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 13 Dec, 2005 03:20 pm
I'll have a soda pop, please . . . any flavor will do . . .
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CrazyDiamond
 
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Reply Sat 17 Dec, 2005 11:39 pm
Just say pop; it's so much easier, just say it, saaaay iiitt....


.....Come to the dark side Setana Twisted Evil
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