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Old 09-11-2010, 05:18 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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It's very strange to me. I thought "soda" was a coastal thing. And I thought us Midwesterners said POP!

I see the southern influence in this Midwestern city. This has been discussed quite a bit on forums such as this website. But is there an East or West Coast influence too? Why do these Midwesterns say so-duh?

And yeah, areas of Southern IL also say So-duh and root for the Saint Louis Cardinals..

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Old 09-11-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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St. Louis has a ton of East Coast influence.

It's not on the map, but a lot of people in Memphis say "soda" too. Of course, "Coke" would be first, but "soda" is second, and not unheard of. That's what I grew up saying and I was born and raised here. "Pop" is unheard of though.
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Old 09-11-2010, 05:41 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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St. Louis has a ton of East Coast influence
Aside from saying "soda," how so?
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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As you can see on the map, Milwaukee/eastern Wi also say soda.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Detroit's eastside, downtown Detroit in near future!
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mostly great lakes region say pop. Oh and I think the map is wrong anyway. When I lived in the south most southern people said soda not coke.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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I live in Wisconsin in an area of the map that says "pop", but I ALWAYS hear "soda" here. The map is wrong.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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I live in Wisconsin in an area of the map that says "pop", but I ALWAYS hear "soda" here. The map is wrong.
How could it be "wrong" if it is based on direct responses from folks in the given areas of the country?
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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How could it be "wrong" if it is based on direct responses from folks in the given areas of the country?
You don't have to take my post so seriously. I've lived where I live for 40+ years, and I have always heard "soda." A lot of Wisconsin says soda, obviously, but the area where I live is blue. That's weird to me, because I always hear soda, and never hear it called pop. Not a big deal, and neither is wrong or right. I'm just making an observation, and I know what I hear.
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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You don't have to take my post so seriously. I've lived where I live for 40+ years, and I have always heard "soda." A lot of Wisconsin says soda, obviously, but the area where I live is blue. That's weird to me, because I always hear soda, and never hear it called pop. Not a big deal, and neither is wrong or right. I'm just making an observation, and I know what I hear.
Chill a bit. I wasn't doubting your word nor experience. As it is, I should have mentioned that yes, there are going to be anomalies all across the board. For instance, I know some folks in Texas who swear they never heard "coke" used as the generic for soft-drink. I find such almost impossible to believe, but I don't think they are lying about it! LOL
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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The map is 7 years old - things can change in 7 years.
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