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Monday, September 13, 2021

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Is it soda? Is it pop? Is it Coke, even?

Far more demographic information than you’d ever want on the subject. Of course, despite the statistical jargon and academic allusions, the site collects its data via highly unscientific methods, so take it all with a heavy dash of salt.

Not to mention that the conclusion they come to is dead wrong: It’s soda, hands down. “Pop” is an idiotic Midwestern concept, and “Coke” for anything with bubbles in it is too provincial to take seriously.

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- Costa Tsiokos, 09/13/2004 10:30:07 PM
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  1. i grew up in AK. it was pop there, and it will forever be pop to me. Pop!

    Comment by mikey — 09/14/2004 @ 03:11:54 AM

  2. soda, soda, soda. I can understand the whole “pop” thing, but the coke thing just baffles me.

    Comment by liz — 09/14/2004 @ 08:04:40 AM

  3. “The Coke thing” is Southern-originated. Coke had unbelievablle market penetration in its home base (being invented in Atlanta, of course) for decades. Especially in rural backwoods where precious few luxury items found their way into stores, it’s not surprising that all carbonated drinks would be equated with Coke. I bet Pepsi is green with envy over that; practically nobody uses “pepsi” as a generic term!

    That said, it’s still dumb.

    Comment by CT — 09/14/2004 @ 09:26:08 AM

  4. The Pop vs. Soda Page
    Is it pop? Is it soda?

    Trackback by DaveDorm — 09/14/2004 @ 11:11:05 AM

  5. […] delibrarian is a Coke fiend, and she’s okay with that. I currently drink more soda (not pop) than I should — an average of two cans a day, usually Coke. It […]

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