Food & Drink

Soda vs Pop vs. Coke: Who Says What, And Where?

Or a coke?

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We always knew that in some parts of the country a soda was called a pop (or vice versa), and in other regions all pops (or sodas) were referred to as a Coke. But thanks to the research and mapping by Matthew Campbell and Prof. Greg Plumb of East Central University in Oklahoma, we can see exactly who says what and where.

Referring to the carbonated soft drink as a Coke (even if it's not a Coca-Cola) is common in the southern states, soda is the term for it on the northeastern coast and pop is the word in the midwest. What do you call it? And where are you from? Leave a comment below!

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