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POP or Soda?


I just say COKE. I have heard people call it POP.....WHAT THE HELL IS THAT???



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When I met my step MIL (born and raised in Michigan) for the first time, she offered me a "pipe". Being from Texas and all, I politely declined the offer. It wasn't until after we left that John explained to me that she was actually offering me a "pop". :laugh:
Some of those MIchigan accents are very nasal-y.

I say coke or soft drink. :)
 

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MidwestGirl said:
I don't usually drink Pop...but I do say Pop ;D
Pop it is, my Mom used to call it Pop then she moved from Pittsburgh to Harrisburgh and they say soda.....
 

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theoconbrio said:
Isn't generic "coke" fairly widespread in the South? In Atlanta, it seems like a lot of people say "Coke" for all soda pops.
I grew up in the very southern tip of Indiana. And it's a generic coke there too. But once I moved to the "big city" (per my family) I've taken to calling it pop.
 

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theoconbrio said:
Isn't generic "coke" fairly widespread in the South? In Atlanta, it seems like a lot of people say "Coke" for all soda pops.
Yes! When I was a kid, I used to go to the skating rink every weekend. It would really bother me when I'd go to the snack stand and order
a coke and they actually gave me a coke. I meant Dr Pepper. She should have known that! :p

She must have been from the North or something. :laugh:
 

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Charla said:
theoconbrio said:
Isn't generic "coke" fairly widespread in the South? In Atlanta, it seems like a lot of people say "Coke" for all soda pops.
Yes! When I was a kid, I used to go to the skating rink every weekend. It would really bother me when I'd go to the snack stand and order
a coke and they actually gave me a coke. I meant Dr Pepper. She should have known that! :p

She must have been from the North or something. :laugh:
Hey look you little Texas shnot... :p How is someone supposed to know you want a Dr. Pepper when you ask for a coke?...lol
 

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Champs Mom said:
Charla said:
theoconbrio said:
Isn't generic "coke" fairly widespread in the South? In Atlanta, it seems like a lot of people say "Coke" for all soda pops.
Yes! When I was a kid, I used to go to the skating rink every weekend. It would really bother me when I'd go to the snack stand and order
a coke and they actually gave me a coke. I meant Dr Pepper. She should have known that! :p

She must have been from the North or something. :laugh:
Hey look you little Texas shnot... :p How is someone supposed to know you want a Dr. Pepper when you ask for a coke?...lol
Back then especially, if you asked for a coke, they would always ask, "What kind?"
That's just how it was done! That gal clearly did not know the correct protocol.
So I know now that she had to have been a yankee. :p
 

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Charla said:
Champs Mom said:
Charla said:
theoconbrio said:
Isn't generic "coke" fairly widespread in the South? In Atlanta, it seems like a lot of people say "Coke" for all soda pops.
Yes! When I was a kid, I used to go to the skating rink every weekend. It would really bother me when I'd go to the snack stand and order
a coke and they actually gave me a coke. I meant Dr Pepper. She should have known that! :p

She must have been from the North or something. :laugh:
Hey look you little Texas shnot... :p How is someone supposed to know you want a Dr. Pepper when you ask for a coke?...lol
Back then especially, if you asked for a coke, they would always ask, "What kind?"
That's just how it was done! That gal clearly did not know the correct protocol.
So I know now that she had to have been a yankee. :p
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....well then, she was just dumb, not necessarily a yankee...lol
 

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My Grand (from Missouri) always said 'Pop', so at her house it was a 'Pop'. At my Gramma's (Mom's Mom) it was 'Cola' for the brown sodas, and 'Soda' for the rest. DH only calls it soda, and has to stifle laughs when we visit Grand and we start talking about 'Pop'. ;D
 

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Coke is the catchall here. If you order a coke, you'll get either Coke or Pepsi, depending on what they have. However, most people would still say they're drinking a coke if they have a Mountain Dew or something like that in front of them...but if you order a coke it's generally understood that you want either Pepsi or Coke.
 

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Growing up it was sodie.

Moved to MA and it was tonic at quite a few places, soda sometimes. Pop was beer.

Now it's whatever everyone else is using (one of my very few conformist moments).
 
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