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It's usually referred to as soda here, but there are those who call everything Coke.

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When I was younger, my family and I called it tonic. We call it soda now.
Speaking of soda, I was once at a party with my cousin Matt. We decided we were going to mix the various non-alcoholic beverages in different amounts to see how they tasted. These are the results (or close to them. Most of them don't add up to 1 because we were going by how much of the cup was filled rather than actual amount, so I'm editing them a bit):
--2/5 pink lemonade, 2/5 Sprite (a lemon-lime soda), 1/5 Coke - good
--1/5 lemon-lime seltzer, 2/4 cranberry juice, orange juice 2/5 - no result listed, which means okay tasting I guess
--3/5 orange juice, 1/5 Coke, 1/5 Sprite - cider XTREME (if I remember correctly, this meant it tasted like apple cider but with invigorating but not overwhelming carbonation, really good)
--1/7 root beer, 1/7 Sprite, 1/7 pink lemonade, 1/7 orange soda, 1/7 coke, 1/7 cranberry, 1/7 orange juice - Terrible (underlined)
--2/5 orange soda, 2/5 orange juice, 1/5 cranberry juice - nothing again, okay tasting probably
--1/3 (10/30) Coke, 1/6 (5/30) orange soda, 1/5 (6/30) Sprite, 1/10 (3/30) cranberry juice (too much adjusting to make it equal 1, so just go by that fraction of the volume of the glass) - boring (don't ask me how something can taste boring. Just taste it and you'll see)
--1/2 Sprite, 1/4 pink lemonade, 1/16 orange soda (again go by volume of glass) - lemony, with a hint of orange (no kidding)

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Soda is a gross flavour of pop. One uses soda to remove stains. I don't believe there are any other uses.

Its interesting how regional names develop. I wonder why certain areas of the US have adopted "pop." What is the name in other parts of the world?

For the longest time I thought the US had only one flavour of pop. :)

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PS- My point is being proved brilliantly.

Here's betting that Giz' side of the state says pop.

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Whats being proven? That youre a Tool. Oh wait ervribudy nowz U iz. U needz 2 chill frum all yo aggro aii. Oh n itz most defnitly pop unlezz U iz frum da USAiiii. Oh N i wuz under da unpression dat dere were like 21 states in da US not 1. Sit bak an puf sum buddah

Note: You opened the gates. :P

[ Wednesday, May 11, 2005 16:23: Message edited by: VCH ]

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quote:
Originally written by VCH:

Soda is a gross flavour of pop. One uses soda to remove stains. I don't believe there are any other uses.

Pop came from soda pop, thus it being called soda. Club soda (soda water ) is what is used ot remove stains. Also other uses, ever heard of scotch and soda or Whiskey sour?

[ Wednesday, May 11, 2005 16:40: Message edited by: Dolphin ]

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Why soda pop, though?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soda_pop Apparently soft drink works as well.

[ Wednesday, May 11, 2005 17:10: Message edited by: Dolphin ]

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*gets out me fiddle 'n' plays a little tune*

It's a 50/50 chance whether I'll say soda or pop. Usually just comes down to which one my visual mind can dig out of the vocabulary first. On the rare occasion that it's a tie I'll come out with 'soda pop'. But then there's always a chance that I won't get anything back and have to revert to the brand or flavor to compensate.

Uv corse I wuz born'n'raised in SD, so it may not be my part of the state that is tainted... it may just be me. :P

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Here, it's 'soft drink'. 'Pop' would just confuse people, 'soda' conjures up thoughts of baking soda but would probably be understood, and 'cola' is taken to refer specifically to the dark soft drinks (Coke/Pepsi/etc).

There aren't many language use differences in different parts of Australia. The further you go North, people will start referring to Rugby as Football, and Aussie Rules will become Aerial Ping Pong, despite the fact that nowhere is Table Tennis itself called Ping Pong. Queenslanders will often end sentences with 'Eh' (pronounced 'Ay'), and occasionally with 'But'. That's about it.

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We're a lot like Aussie in terms of the soft drinks, but our "eh" at the end of sentances has been phased out recently. It's old skool.

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I've always used "soda" exclusively to refer to soda water. Soft drinks are soft drinks. Pop is the absence of a definable musical style.

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Fizzy drinks used to be "pop" here (UK) but that name now sounds curiously dated.
Soft drinks would be anything flat or gassy that isn't hot, water, or alcoholic.
Soda is soda water: basically carbonated water.
Ice cream soda can have any fizzy drink in it...

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Originally written by saunders:

Soft drinks would be anything flat or gassy that isn't hot, water, or alcoholic.
And didn't come directly out of a plant or animal. I wouldn't call milk or juice a soft drink. But perhaps the British are odd that way.

(Personally, I don't think of anything non-carbonated as a "soft drink". I wouldn't call imitation cordial a soft drink, for example, although some might disagree.)

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Ice cream soda can have any fizzy drink in it...
I believe we call those "spiders".

[ Thursday, May 12, 2005 04:41: Message edited by: So I Will Eat Fugu ]

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I thought "soft drink" was used to distinguish those beverages from alcoholic drinks, or "hard drinks." Maybe I"m way off base here.

I've always said "soda pop," and have always been considered odd for doing so. At home in Kentucky, at least in the city, most people say "soda."

Also, I love soda water. I acquired a taste for it while studying abroad in Italy, and now drink it pretty regularly here in the states. Call me crazy - I just like the bubbles!

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quote:
Originally written by andrew miller:

I thought "soft drink" was used to distinguish those beverages from alcoholic drinks, or "hard drinks."
You'd think it would be, but that would require the English language to make more sense than it does.

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Soft drink probably started out as an opposite to hard drink, but now it definitely means soda pop, which I usually call by the specific brand name.

Ping Pong is a common term for table tennis here. It's actually a trademark, I believe, but it's become a generic word like Kleenex and Xerox.

—Alorael, who covers up all evidence with editing. His original signature, which he must have mistakenly deleted before posting, commented on the interesting link between the presence of an X or two and having a trademark synonymous with the product.

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This topic should burn in hell. And it should have a long time ago.

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quote:
Originally written by Maxmillion:

This topic should burn in hell. And it should have a long time ago.
Yes - it's really so much worse than any of your topics. :rolleyes:
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quote:
Originally written by andrew miller:

quote:
Originally written by Maxmillion:

This topic should burn in hell. And it should have a long time ago.
Yes - it's really so much worse than any of your topics. :rolleyes:

yes max is a spammer :rolleyes:

worse than me ;)

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How do you think this topic became undead in the first place?

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quote:
Originally written by Maxmillion:

This topic should burn in hell. And it should have a long time ago.
Suck mine.

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quote:
Originally written by Wise Man is a:

quote:
Originally written by Maxmillion:

This topic should burn in hell. And it should have a long time ago.
Suck mine.

I call sloppy seconds.

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"Soft drink" is the politically correct term for what you get at McDonalds if you don't like water. Soda is what you pour on your car battery terminals to clean them off. Pop can be music, but in the right context, it refers to a carbonated beverage that comes in many brands, mostly from two companies, and is dearly loved by many Americans.

Alo must have this thing programed to start his last paragraph with "-Alorael, who," but for some reason, it didn't work. :P

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