How do you describe your carbonated beverage?

Discussion in 'The Iron Chef' started by MLCOPE2, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Pop

    18 vote(s)
    26.9%
  2. Soda

    19 vote(s)
    28.4%
  3. Cola

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  4. Coke

    21 vote(s)
    31.3%
  5. Soda-Pop

    1 vote(s)
    1.5%
  6. Other

    7 vote(s)
    10.4%
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  1. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    My wife and I, ever since we met, have been in constant disagreement over the proper "slang" term to describe our carbonated beverage of choice (brew's excluded). I say "pop" and she says "soda". Recognizing the wide range of choices I decided to bring it to the PB in order to get the consensus both nationally and internationally.

    So what say ye? Soda? Pop? Cola? Coke? Soda-Pop???

    I'd also like to see a theological argument in favor of "pop". :think: If you can think of one I would be much obliged. (obviously as a well meaning joke not meant to be taken seriously)
     
  2. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    Here in Nor Cal, I have heard almost exclusively "soda," unless someone actually wants a Coke (as opposed to Sprite, Pepsi, etc). Every once in a while an old person says "pop" or "soda-pop," but it's rare.
     
  3. Soonerborn

    Soonerborn Puritan Board Freshman

    Here in OKlahoma, everything is "Coke", regardless of what it actually is.
     
  4. Skyler

    Skyler Puritan Board Graduate

    Pop--carbonated & flavored (usually sweetened) beverage.
    Cola--dark-colored pop (i.e., Coke, Pepsi)
    Soda(or "soda pop")--light-colored pop (i.e., Sprite, Mtn Dew)
     
  5. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    I didn't take into consideration the possibility of multiple answers. I now know that I should have. :lol:
     
  6. kainos01

    kainos01 Puritan Board Senior

    I say "soda" though growing up it was either "Coke" (regardless of whether it was, indeed, Coke) or "cold drink." Looking back I am not sure how "cold drink" was distinguished from, say, iced tea which was, of course, a cold drink. Yet we were asked: would you like some tea, or a cold drink? As it was a fundy culture, there was never any danger of "cold drink" meaning beer. :cheers2:
     
  7. Andres

    Andres Puritan Board Doctor

    I'm with Andrew. "pop" and "soda-pop" are what the old folks say.
     
  8. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    Pretty much along the northern tier from the Great Lakes to the West Coast, it's "pop."

    The Pop vs. Soda Page
     
  9. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    That's great! :lol:
     
  10. JennyG

    JennyG Puritan Board Graduate

    "Fizz" :cool:

    Unless it's Irn Bru, in which case, "Irn Bru"
     
  11. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    Coke.

    It's like Kleenex, Band-Aid, Frisbee, Thermos, etc. Yes, it's a specific brand and type of beverage, but it's also a generic term.
     
  12. Skyler

    Skyler Puritan Board Graduate

    And, it supports my argument--"People who say "Pop" are much, much cooler."

    ---------- Post added at 05:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 05:36 PM ----------

    ROFL!

    "Historically, the correct term is 'phosphate', which was defined by soda jerks as being a flavored syrup mixed with carbonated water. 'Soda's were what we today call floats. Therefore Soda is clearly WRONG and pop is more acceptable as a shortening of phosphate." -- From a comment in the "other" list. :D
     
  13. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Ginger Beer or Ale (Stewarts is preferred)
     
  14. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    That's all I needed (Mods you can close the thread now)

    Just kidding!!!
     
  15. Micah Everett

    Micah Everett Puritan Board Freshman

    Down here it's pretty much "Coke" regardless, though one sometimes hears "soda" or "cold drink."

    Several years ago I taught for one year in Iowa. As a native Southerner, I still remember spending 10 minutes during our first trip to the grocery store trying to find the aisle with Coke, soda, or whatever, to no avail...until I realized that in Iowa, the word I was looking for was "Pop." Sure enough, there was an aisle labeled "Pop." I bought at least a couple of kinds of "Coke" there.

    Speaking of "cold drinks," has anyone else noticed that in the South we have "sweet tea" and "unsweet tea," but never just "tea?"
     
  16. kainos01

    kainos01 Puritan Board Senior

    Depending on how deep in the South, "tea" means "sweet tea." There is no other!
     
  17. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Coke.

    Be careful in New England. There are some places where 'pop' is not able to be sold to those under 21. :) It is something that is made from barley, yeast, water, and hops.
     
  18. Curt

    Curt Puritan Board Graduate

    You left "tonic" off the list.
     
  19. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    Coke, regardless of what brand it actually is, as others have said--to the point that I prefer Pepsi but use Coke generically, as Andrew mentioned.
     
  20. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    Red or Black?
     
  21. au5t1n

    au5t1n Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I've heard that "pop" is a northern thing and "soda water" or "coke" a southern thing. Almost everyone here (Texas) says "soda" or "coke" generically (more the former), but I have heard some very southern people say "soda water." Having spent most of my life in the south, I've never heard anyone say "pop." Even when I lived in Maryland I don't recall hearing it.

    ---------- Post added at 07:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:38 PM ----------

    You need to add "soda water" to the poll.

    ---------- Post added at 07:47 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:38 PM ----------

    I just got a good laugh reading the "other" breakdown for Texas. Check it out: Pop vs. Soda Stats
     
  22. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    I guess I also should have put "I'M ON A BOAT I'M ON A BOAT I'M ON A BOAT" :lol:
     
  23. JBaldwin

    JBaldwin Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Water--I don't drink sodas, pop, cokes or any other carbonated beverage.
     
  24. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    Nice! :D
     
  25. Tim

    Tim Puritan Board Graduate

    In South Africa, it is "cool drink".

    "Diet coke" is "coke light".

    Cream soda here is green.
     
  26. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    Weird! Do you know why? Is it a coloring or an ingredient?
     
  27. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    It takes a long time to get to South Africa, so by the time it arrives there, the cream's gone green...
     
  28. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    Yep, that's exactly what I thought. :D
     
  29. raekwon

    raekwon Puritan Board Junior

    SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA SODA

    Being in Ohio where everyone else says "pop" is burdensome.
     
  30. Tim

    Tim Puritan Board Graduate

    I don't know! And we all know how the color of a food affects its taste (i.e., purple bubblegum tastes like grape, no matter if it is flavored with strawberry or not!).
     
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