Friday, April 2, 2021

It just struck me

Mom was born and raised in Kalamazoo Michigan.  Move to metropolitan DC a handful of years before I was born and worked as a bank teller.  But her formative years were deep in the midwest.

She always called it Soda.  Never Pop. Known that woman for more than 50 years...




5 comments:

Marty said...

Where I lived in Western NY the map says I should say Pop but everyone said Soda. More often we were precise. Examples: Coke, Pepsi, RC, Orange Crush, or 7up. "No Coke. Pepsi!"

Ygolonac said...

Grew up in Montana, and mostly pop, but occasionally soda pop.

Unknown said...

The map does show Pennsylvania correctly. At home in SE PA it was soda, in college in NW PA its was pop.

Gerry

Glenn B said...

The map does not show the southern border correctly, where the majority of inhabitants (right along the border in many areas) call it Fanta regardless of the actual brand (or at least called it such during the several years in total I have spent along the border).

In NYC it was called soda, soda pop (even soda water by some in Brooklyn), cola, and so on,. Then there were the store made ones such as Chocolate Egg-Cream (a fountain soda), Lime-Ricky (another fountain soda, the absolute best in the world). Certain ones were almost always called by brand names like: Coke, Pepsi, RC, 7-Up, Hires (root beer), Orange Crush, Dr. Browns (with the flavor deed after that). There were lots of names for them.

Mike V said...

I used to work with a guy from the UP of Michigan. The first time I heard him refer to a Coke as a Pop, I went WTF? But I grew up in the South. And he thought putting peanuts in your Coke was barbaric.