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Since: 11.7.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
Is the fact that somebody actually created the Coke/Pop/Soda study:



The link will actually take you to county by county information in any particular state. The main site has more data too.

Tackling the tough issues...

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Thanks for a great season, Pick of the Week fans...see you next year at Planet Magic in Denmark, WI!

Red flag raised on their site...is "respondants" supposed to be spelled with an "a?" Apparently not. (Dictionary.com)

And I call bullsh*t on the eastern Wisconsin results. NOBODY up here says "soda." It's "pop," dammit! (Otherwise, how could Random Lake's very own Jolly Good brand ever do the "Jolly Good puts the pop in Wisconsin" jingle?)


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Just like it's not a damn "water fountain," it's a BUBBLER.



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It's also important to note the age breakdowns, you know, for next time. Native New Englanders 50 and older are as likely to call it "tonic" as anything else.



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Since: 24.3.02
From: Oshkosh, WI

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Sorry, The Thrill, but it is, in fact, soda. No wonder I noticed such a change between living in Sheboygan (on the shore of Lake Michigan) and living in Oshkosh (more in the middle of the state).

But it's soda all the way!



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Since: 2.1.02
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I agree that it's soda - but it's still called pop in Green Bay/Brown County. I didn't become a "soda" person until heading to Madison for college.



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    Originally posted by DJ Ran
    It's also important to note the age breakdowns, you know, for next time. Native New Englanders 50 and older are as likely to call it "tonic" as anything else.


Absolutely. Last time I was in the world's largest retirement communtity (aka Waltham) there was tonic everywhere.



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Since: 24.3.02
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What they need to do is throw out a bunch of the other answers. If you look at Wisconsin's answers, for example, http://www.popvssoda.com/stats/WI.html . There are a lot of people there whos answers should be thrown out. Like the 6 people who said "Beer." Or everyone else who gives more than a three word answer.



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Since: 2.1.02
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If you look at the stats for Canada, it's overwhelmingly "pop" from sea to shining sea.

If you ever want to prick up the ears of a group of people in Canada, use "soda" in a conversation.
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Since: 25.6.03
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Nothin' but "pop" here in Michigan. ACTUALLY...

You should visit the site and read some of the hilarious "Other" responses for your state. Here are some alternatives in Michigan:

“Samsonite”
“Dan Woloz’s Penis”
“Heroinjunksex”
“FIZZWIZZLE !!!!!”
“pop is like supper too much little house on the prarie” [WTF???]
“Jared’s ass lava”

And 3 people said “vagina”. Sex must be pretty painful for these miscreants.




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Here's a question for New Englanders and West Coast folks. If you call pop, soda; what do you call soda since pop is soda? Middle America soda as in a milkshake with soda water and ice cream on top, popular with the World War2 generation, but it's hard as hell to find now.
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I am a New Englander who relocated to the West Coast, and what I once called "soda", I now call "pop". I also use "chowder" instead of "chowdah". I DO still say "wicked", as in "wicked awesome", liberally in conversation.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.77
    Originally posted by Nag
    Here's a question for New Englanders and West Coast folks. If you call pop, soda; what do you call soda since pop is soda? Middle America soda as in a milkshake with soda water and ice cream on top, popular with the World War2 generation, but it's hard as hell to find now.


Carbonated water or soda water is what I have heard them use. When slumming...



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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

    Originally posted by Nag
    Middle America soda as in a milkshake with soda water and ice cream on top, popular with the World War2 generation, but it's hard as hell to find now.
You mean like a "float"?

Soda (Coke, root beer, etc) + ice cream = "Float", like a "Root Beer Float"

But plain old unflavored/unsweetened carbonated water = "Soda Water" or maybe "Seltzer Water", but I havent heard anyone say that in a long time.



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Since: 24.3.02
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Also worth checking out is http://cfprod01.imt.uwm.edu/Dept/FLL/linguistics/dialect/maps.html , which I found from a link from the other one, where they have maps for all different kinds of linguistic differences.



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Since: 3.5.03
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One of the hardest parts of relocating to St. Louis is 1) having to order Sierra Mist everywhere because almost everybody carries Pepsi products instead of Coke and 2) hearing people say pop instead of soda (or even Coke).

Also, I've always heard seltzer, soda water, or carbonated water.

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Since: 13.1.03
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Somehow the old ad just doesn't make sense as: "I wanna... soda, I wanna... Shasta!"

I only use the word "soda" when trying to converse with the locals up here about carbonated beverages. When I'm back in Ohio, it's funny how I never hear anyone use that word.




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Since: 6.1.02
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.14
You've got to read through the "other" results. Like this one:

http://www.popvssoda.com/stats/YT.html

The only really "other" trend I noticed is that it's "tonic" in New England and "soft drink" (or sometimes "soda pop," but I think that's just people trying to be cute) everywhere else.



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