Friday, September 16, 2016

Fun Friday: What's It Called?

I've posted about this a couple of times in the past, but I have new readers, so I'm going to post this again. Please sound off even if you did last time.

That carbonated beverage that comes from a can--what generic name do you call it by? It varies by region. I grew up in northern Indiana calling it "pop." I move to Jacksonville, FL and it was all "cokes." It was frustrating to ask for a Coke and have someone say, "What kind of coke?" Now I call it "soda." What do you call it?

Below are two different maps to show how it varies by regions of the United States. And if you don't live in the United States, what do you call it and does it change regionally in your country?


Do you agree with the above map? It show Jacksonville as calling it soda and that wasn't what I found to be true, and it has our part of FL calling it Coke.

The bottom map is much more detailed, but not sure if it's accurate. What do you think?

7 comments:

Christina said...

Learned to call is pop but grew up calling it soda, and I am nowhere on your map!

Ken S. said...

It's "soda" here (Las Vegas Nevada). The map is probably accurate for Clark County (the southern-most part of Nevada) at 50%-80%. Enough of the population comes here from other areas that it's probably correct to not be at 80%-100%.

lilbets said...

In australia we say cool drink. Or just say what the can is ie coke,pepsi

Kathy Cassel said...

Thank you for sharing that.

Shelly said...

In WNY we call it Pop

Anonymous said...

In Germany we use the English word "soft drink" for it

Kathy Cassel said...

Interesting to see the differences!

I think in England they called it Fizzy drinks when we were there, but we called it by name --Lilt, coke ...