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Old 06-22-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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Black Northerners rarely say "pop" outside of the Midwest. Soda is preferred in most places for black people.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:45 AM
 
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I concur that Black people in the South say "soda", while most white NC natives would say "Coke".

I personally say "a soft drink" because I know people using all of the above, often in the same group.

"Pop", black or white, is exclusively in the Great Lakes region and the upper west. NC actually is one of the most diverse states, where you'll liable to hear all of them. But this is far from an NC-exclusive topic.

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I recall that map. It's interesting that my home county, which is majority Black, is a "coke" county (although I never recall anybody calling it that growing up at all) but the one to the south, which is majority White, is a "soda" county.
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:23 PM
 
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I call it "soft drink", which is more common than people give credit. I think it's particularly common in NC but polls tend to ignore that option.
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