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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 are, between these two words? I have a mild interest in this sort of thing.
Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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Well, 'pop' has been used across Canada since the 50s. Only recently in Western Canada have I noticed 'soda' used casually to refer to a soft drink... I'd guess this sets the Northern border for ya...

I always called it pop and soda when you add ice cream.But what do I know im only The Knight from the 1200es !

Really? Now, that *is* interesting. Soda when you add ice cream - what general region are you from, and does everyone in your region follow that rule?

Buffalo,NY-USA and for the most part yes.

I have no solution for your query but a spanner to throw in the works. I don't say pop or soda - I was fizzy drink or soft drink. :)

I've heard of soft drink... never heard of "fizzy drink". It sounds kinda cute:)

How is this for cute? My 3 year old nephew calls it 'bizzy juice' :)

Awww :)

I have always presumed pop was English and Soda was American .