Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Pop or Soda?
I stumbled upon an entry at one of my fave sites, Strange Maps, which graphically depicts which term Americans use when asking for a soft drink.
Check it out. You can see where I grew up in upstate New York, we call it Soda. But from about Syracuse westward it is Pop. Here in Chicago where I now live it is Pop.
I know that some of my New England friends still use the word Tonic. And some of my Southern friends use the word Coke to generically describe soft drinks. As in a recent exchange on the show Sordid Lives:
Would you like a Coke?