This one is simple – what do you call this stuff?
Being a Minnesota native at a Wisconsin university, this debate comes up (pathetically) frequently in everyday conversation – all the Wisconsonites call it â€œsodaâ€ while my Minnesota peeps and I stick to calling it â€œpop.â€ Working in fast food, I also encountered a fair amount of southerners who insisted on calling it all â€œCoke,â€ regardless of what they actually wanted.
Iâ€™m turning it over to you, So Good readers. Do you call it pop, soda, or coke? Or maybe youâ€™re a plus-60 holdover who still calls it â€œsodypopâ€ (do those exist?). Or maybe you’re part of some pointlessly rebellious club that secretly calls it “spedoinkle” or “cattywampus.” Then be a good representative for your district (or club!) and explain in the comments.
On a side note, check out this U.S. mapÂ of generic names for soft drinks by county (courtesy of popvssoda.com). Itâ€™s a little outdated, but how often do they really do this kind of research?