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Old 07-11-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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Born: Charlotte
Raised: North and South Carolina
Parents: same
Their parents: same
Their parents: same

When referring to a carbonated beverage: Soda or coke or beverage. i.e., "I'm going to grab a soda", or "I'm parched, will you fix me a coke"?

When referring to alcoholic beverage: drink i.e., "the missus and are are headed out for a drink tonight", or "welcome to the party, what are you drinking tonight?"

When asking company: "would you like something to drink? We have water, milk, juice, Coke, beer..."
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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Perhaps, within NC and elsewhere, there is great diversity in which word people use to describe soda, based on race, urban/rural, the geographic region (Piedmont, coastal, mountains), educational attainment, age, and economic status. Birds of a feather flock together.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Greensboro
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Technically its Soda Pop so either one is fine I dont understand why there is this riff between the two different words. Im from Ohio from a small town an hour from Cleveland and everyone i know says Pop but after living in NY and NC for a while its slowly transitioned to soda or usually just the name like Coke or Dr. Pepper. Once in a while i hear people call it pop and once it a while i call it that too.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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Technically its Soda Pop so either one is fine I dont understand why there is this riff between the two different words. Im from Ohio from a small town an hour from Cleveland and everyone i know says Pop but after living in NY and NC for a while its slowly transitioned to soda or usually just the name like Coke or Dr. Pepper. Once in a while i hear people call it pop and once it a while i call it that too.
Actually, technically, it's "soft drink". That's what the industry calls it. "Soda" and "pop" and "soda pop" are all nicknames.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:22 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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Does anyone still drink that stuff???

I say, "Water, please."

(And in western NY, we said "popm" but I have not heard it while living in NC. My Raleigh-born husband says, "soda.")
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:05 PM
 
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Popm?
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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I've always said "soft drink" and that seems to be common here.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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Born: Charlotte
Raised: North and South Carolina
Parents: same
Their parents: same
Their parents: same

When referring to a carbonated beverage: Soda or coke or beverage. i.e., "I'm going to grab a soda", or "I'm parched, will you fix me a coke"?

When referring to alcoholic beverage: drink i.e., "the missus and are are headed out for a drink tonight", or "welcome to the party, what are you drinking tonight?"

When asking company: "would you like something to drink? We have water, milk, juice, Coke, beer..."
I am from Maryland, and this is pretty much the exact thing we say, except nobody in MD refers to all soda as "Coke". A Coke is a Coca Cola.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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I hate it when I'm at a restaurant, ask for a "diet Coke", and then I'm told "we only have Pepsi". To me, it's like what's the difference? If I ask for a "Coke" I just want a dark pop. If I ask for a "Sprite", I just want a clear pop. Why do the restaurants have to be so difficult?
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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I hate it when I'm at a restaurant, ask for a "diet Coke", and then I'm told "we only have Pepsi". To me, it's like what's the difference? If I ask for a "Coke" I just want a dark pop. If I ask for a "Sprite", I just want a clear pop. Why do the restaurants have to be so difficult?
Believe it or not some people are really picky about that sort of thing. Like serious Coke/Pepsi partisans, which isn't helped by exclusivity contracts in foodservice.
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