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#137 - abcdxyz (01/09/2013) [-]
In Texas we call all soda "coke". People ask why, I always respond with "why do you call it a kleenax/jet ski/thermos/jacuzzi/q-tips/chapstick when those are brand names for a particular generic object?"
#162 to #137 - anon (01/09/2013) [-]
Because you have orange, grape, lime soda. So you can't call all of them coke.
#136 - bluelight (01/09/2013) [-]
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User avatar #135 - JNS (01/09/2013) [-]
Michigan, I used to say pop, then I worked in Pennsylvania for about a month ... now I say soda and pop equally
User avatar #134 - sweetsighlullaby (01/09/2013) [-]
West Virginia, pop/soda pop
#133 - anon (01/09/2013) [-]
america is the most overweight country in the world by a large margin. and they talk like retards because they are all retarded
User avatar #130 - shoryuken (01/09/2013) [-]
pop/ fizzy
User avatar #127 - psychfouronenine (01/09/2013) [-]
Down here everything's Coke.
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User avatar #122 - konamicode (01/09/2013) [-]
From Iowa, I call it soda, but it's not weird to say pop.
User avatar #119 - chism (01/09/2013) [-]
hahahha this is so great. my wife is from canada and i hate it when she says pop. it's soda damnit!
#112 - anon (01/09/2013) [-]
User avatar #111 - BmanX (01/09/2013) [-]
Trust us, we don't want Iowa either, whether they call it pop or not.
User avatar #110 - turtledude ONLINE (01/09/2013) [-]
Minnesnowta... Pop.
User avatar #123 to #110 - xpurpledragonx ONLINE (01/09/2013) [-]
**** ya it's pop in Minnesnowta
User avatar #139 to #123 - turtledude ONLINE (01/09/2013) [-]
I know, right? Or how about Milk in a bag vs. in a carton/plastic jug. I can get both here (southeast area). I don't see why it was such a big deal a while back. :/
User avatar #141 to #139 - xpurpledragonx ONLINE (01/09/2013) [-]
I was just confused. I have both in my refrigerator.
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User avatar #108 - RaptorJesus (01/09/2013) [-]
Kansas.... Pop...
#106 - xxospreyxx (01/09/2013) [-]
#105 - boredomavenger (01/09/2013) [-]
>born and raised in Tennessee   
>refer to every soft drink as "coke"   
>move to Michigan at age 12   
>someone asks me to "grab them a pop"   
>born and raised in Tennessee
>refer to every soft drink as "coke"
>move to Michigan at age 12
>someone asks me to "grab them a pop"

User avatar #118 to #105 - psychopsychedelic (01/09/2013) [-]
Me too man. Dad's from Michigan
#102 - marose (01/09/2013) [-]
in australia we call it soft drink or the name of the brand
#101 - Airmanator (01/09/2013) [-]
Being from Texas, I say 'Coke'. Down here it's interchangable with Pepsi, most of the time at least. Anything else you say by brand.
User avatar #103 to #101 - musclemarinade (01/09/2013) [-]
I'm from Texas too and I use the term, "Soda". Unless I'm ordering at a business and then I say the brand (Only exception being Root Beer).
#99 - kingpongthedon (01/09/2013) [-]
There seems to be some confusion about how it works in the South. Yes, soda/pop is often collectively referred to as "Coke". However, when it is necessary to clarify that you are referring to all sodas/pops, typically either soft drink or soda will be used to avoid confusion.

It's just more efficient this way. Chances are you're referring to one specific type beverage anyway, so you might as well specify to begin with. It saves time and energy on everybody's part. Plus, they were all invented in the South anyway, we should be the ones to dictate which terms are used.

We're the most obese region for a reason, we're clearly going to be the superior method for ordering sugary drinks. There are so many other things in the South's history that have terribly wrong, but if there's anything we've gotten right, it's the soda debate. It's the only part of my cultural identity that I have to be proud of, please just let me have this one thing.

Anyway, if you are in a restaurant and ask for Coke, you will get one of the following three responses:
1. "OK sir/ma'am, I'll be right back with that"
2. "I'm sorry, we only have Pepsi, would that be alright?"
3. "OoooWeeee, we gots erselves a fancy city-buoy, Nu-oh, all we gots roun he'a is RC Co-La. Straight from the Good Lo'd His-self"

I can honestly say I've never had a trailer park outside of a trailer park. If you see anything about RC Cola, you need to get out immediately, you've gone too deep into the South and your life is in danger. Know the sign, know the danger.

Anyway, I hope this was both informative and entertaining, and I thank you for reading this unnecessarily long post about geographical linguistics.
User avatar #128 to #99 - cullenatorguy (01/09/2013) [-]
roll tide.

also yeah you're right about everything
#104 to #99 - xxxgnipsxxx (01/09/2013) [-]
I live in the South and I can confirm the validity of this ^
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