I Say "Pop" Instead of "Soda"

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    Pop is the word.  I never really heard soda or coke until I went to college.  Hearing soda really makes me cringe.  I guess I'm language intolerant.  I do think it's silly the way all southern's say coke though.  My friend from Alabama will order a "...
    HumphreyTungsten HumphreyTungsten
    22-25, M
    Nov 30, 2007

    I'm A Yankee

    It is a North and Southern difference. Up North, well at least I do, I call it pop. Down South they call it soda pop. Which I find that odd. It's just a matter of how you were raised on certain words.
    revolution77 revolution77
    18-21, M
    Feb 12, 2011


    Acchbellon Acchbellon
    18-21, M
    Sep 11, 2012

    Fizzy Pop!!

    i dont think i've ever heard a British person refer to carbonated drinks as soda. here its either pop, or fizzy pop! lol
    bishbashbosh bishbashbosh
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2008

    Too Funny...

    I said "pop" all my life! lol I'm from MICHIGAN for crying out loud! When I went to live in Texas for a few months. Everyone was making fun of me about it. I swear, everytime I said, "Do you want a pop?" Someone would say some comment like, "Why would you...
    MissingHim89 MissingHim89
    18-21, F
    Oct 19, 2007

    I Went Back to Saying Pop

    I kind of got a kick out of this group. I was raised saying pop, so it was just the word I always used. I then moved to Texas and I was teased so badly about saying pop that I changed and started saying soda. I now moved back to the state I grew up in and they teased me about...
    yoreg yoreg
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Oct 19, 2007


    Acchbellon Acchbellon
    18-21, M
    Sep 11, 2012

    This Is Pittsburgh!!!!!

    In this town, it is socially unacceptable to say "Soda".... If I must abide by your stupid outsider view when you ask me what I want to drink, and I have to say "Soda" or you'll look at me like I have three heads, then when you come to my city, you say...
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    Mar 14, 2008

    Dammit Its Pop!

    My husband is from California originally and when we first started dating and I heard him say "soda" I immediatly corrected him. To this day we argue over "soda" or "pop". Its POP B*TCHES!
    Flutterbies Flutterbies
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Mar 15, 2008

    Time Vs Place

    I thought it was divided by generation, rather than by region. For instance, I thought elderly people used "soda" and my generation and my parents' generation used "pop". I thought "soda" was just for people my grandparents' age. Does anyone know where the geographical borders...
    Nyxii Nyxii
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 11, 2012

    Today at the grocery store,

    my husband tried to correct me when I said pop instead of soda. It's pop. I grew up in Indiana, and that's what it is! :) Soda doesn't even sound appealing.
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2014

    I Always Thought

    I always thought it was called "Soda-Pop" and some people said "soda" and others said "pop" to shorten it. But around here people only say "soda" when they are saying "club soda" cream soda" and "soda-pop"
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Jan 31, 2008

    Carbonated soft drink beverage is of course POP!

    'Soda' is that little box of white powder that you put in the refrigerator.. or, it's short for 'ice cream soda', ice cream in a glass of Pop..! or, it's short for 'soda water' that you use in some mixed drinks.. it's also a substance you use in smelting metal, I think...
    MaleCherry MaleCherry
    70+, M
    1 Response Apr 25, 2014

    It's Called Pop!

    I giggle when I hear people say Soda. I'm from Canada and I don't know anyone who says Soda. It's called Pop! *giggles
    TiPoupon TiPoupon
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2008

    It Is Not Soda.

    thats like baking soda or something.     its POP!!!   it ****** me off when people are like... "would you like some soda?" lmfao. and i think, "no but i sure would like some POP!" lol im just kidding. i really dont care what you...
    asdflkjghlove asdflkjghlove
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Mar 7, 2008

    One Day I Stopped At The Soda Machine................

    ed inside while One day I went to place some coins in the soda machine "But" The coins kept dropping out. I repeated the process about 3-4 times... until finally I decided something was wrong with the machine. On a whim, I pushed the button for my soda selection. You could of...
    Anto815 Anto815
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Aug 16, 2010

    Pop, Not Soda

    I had never heard the word soda, except in cooking or home remedys, until I was 18. then I went into the ARMY, and my whole life changed. I still call it pop, and some folks look at me like I am from space?
    lowennunn lowennunn
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2012


    I think it's more of a Northern thing than Southern. Here in Pittsburgh we say lots of weird things! lol  
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74
    41-45, F
    23 Responses Mar 9, 2008

    Pop Is Pop!!

    I was asked once if I wanted a soda. I didn't know what it was but I felt I should at least try it. I was brought soda and I looked down and it was Pop. :)
    indianprincess indianprincess
    31-35, F
    Jul 30, 2010


    And I got made fun of when I moved to the Land of Cornfields. Luckily I moved back to the tundra so now all is good. 
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    Jul 31, 2008

    I've Always Called It Pop

    I've never referred to it as anything other than pop. I think it's an American thing calling it soda as I only ever hear it on American films or shows :)
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2007

    Yep, That's What We Call It...

    It's a country thing. SC
    SimplyComplex SimplyComplex
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2008

    Pencil Play

    i've become accustom to writing in pencil easier to correct errors. i do medical sceduling so it works out
    Lily20 Lily20
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2011


    Here in the south (cue Scarlett O'Hara voice) it's all Coke, not "soda" or "pop".  In other words, "Coke" refers both to the genre of carbonated soda beverages AND to a specific type of carbonated soda drink. It is both a general and specific...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Oct 19, 2007

    Well.. I'm Canadian..

    When I think about it, I have only heard the term 'soda' from American TV and movies. Since I was a tiny and innocent tyke, I have only heard others refer to carbonated beverages as 'pop'. Soda has never been said. Not that this phenomenon is an important issue culturally or...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease
    26-30, M
    26 Responses Nov 26, 2008
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