Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Apparently I created a controversy with one of my answers to the Meet Me On Monday post.

The question was:

Coke or Pepsi?

I answered that I don't drink lots of "pop" but I do kinda like drinking Dr. Pepper if I drink any at all.

 evidently people have their own way of referring to their soft drinks. I got a kick out of this, apparently I live a very sheltered life here in the Pacific Northwest.

I got all kinds of examples of how it is referred to depending on what part of the country you are from.

So what do you call
 where you come from?


Beverly @ The Buzz said...

I'll bite. Usually I say soda, but if someone asks if I want a Coke, I know they don't necessarily mean Coca Cola. My husband will ask if I want a drink and I know he means my beloved Diet Mt Dew. When my kids were younger and we were at the store, they'd ask for a drink and they meant soda.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

One other thing--you're at the grocery store....what do you call that thing you push around to put groceries in?

Lori said...

This is so funny we were just talking about pop versus soda a couple of weeks ago. I grew up in California and it has always been soda. I remember when I first heard someone call it pop how old-fashioned I thought it was. I have since learned that it really is regional. Along with where Coke is more popular compared to Pepsi. We are Coke drinkers around here and I still think it sounds so funny to hear someone use the word pop.

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Growing up we called it pop.

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

I'm from Iowa where we said pop. Now I live in Georgia where everything is COKE. What kind of a Coke do you want? I'll have a Sprite. Makes no sense to me but that's what they say here. Also, we called grocery carts, carts. In GA they are buggies!!! And stocking caps are toboggans! I could go on for-ev-ah...!!!!!

Grunged, Glittered n' Branded said...

Yeah, I grew up in Northern California and we always called it Soda.....I still do but when I was started middle school out here everyone corrected me saying that it was "pop" not "soda" ha ha. I'm still stuck to my roots I guess. Although I don't call flip flops Thongs anymore....ha ha

Mary Ann said...

I was born and raised in the deep south, Louisiana, if you will. We call everything Coke, be it 7 up, Dr. Pepper, Mt Dew, its still Coke to us. What kind of Coke do you want? Pop was your Dad and Soda was the baking kind, yuk?

Saimi said...

You made me think...since I'm not a pop drinker..wait, did I just say pop? Yep, pop it is!

Lori said...

If I drink soda...it has to be Diet Mt. Dew. LOVE IT! Which is why I don't drink it very often. Moderation in all things an all that ;)

Galloway Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by blog. I love that you ask the question, soda or pop. In west central Indiana we say pop.

I just asked my co-worker what they say in Michigan and he agreed that pop was the popular phrase.

He said when he moved to Indiana, a waitress in a small restaurant asked, "What kind of coke do you want, Coke or Pepsi?"

I am guilty of calling things by a brand name. I call tissue, Kleenex. There are all kinds of tissues for a runny nose, I just call all of them Kleenex. The same goes for cotton swabs. I call them Q-Tips, when Q-Tip is an actual brand.

And to Beverly@The Buzz, I call it a grocery cart. What do other people call it?

middledavis said...

I lived in Michigan for a long time. Mostly, I heard "pop." I still call it that, although I now live in the west and hear "soda" a lot more. I grew up in the South and agree that "Coke" seems to be very popular.

Grocery cart. I didn't know about the "buggy" preference until I read one of the previous comments.

Lene said...

I say soda and my sister says pop. But more often I just say Dr Pepper.