What's your preferred nomenclature for carbonated beverages?

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What is your preferred nomenclature for carbonated beverages?

  1. Soda

    46 vote(s)
    46.5%
  2. Soda pop

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Pop

    21 vote(s)
    21.2%
  4. Cola

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  5. Coke

    8 vote(s)
    8.1%
  6. Tonic

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. Soft drink

    17 vote(s)
    17.2%
  8. Other (please specify)

    4 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. Kerozine

    Kerozine Deity

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    Inspired by that other thread about preferred drink, I bring you - the sequel.

    Also include location to compare!

    :lol:
     
  2. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    Soda.

    No big deal though.
     
  3. Kerozine

    Kerozine Deity

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    I never really gave it much thought 'til that thread, but I call it 'soft drink'. Must be from the literal French translation of 'boisson gazeuse'. :crazyeye:

    From Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
     
  4. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    I say soft drinks. Do Americans/Europeans say soda or pop?
     
  5. Miles Teg

    Miles Teg Nuclear Powered Mentat

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    Usually Soda, occasionally just Coke.
     
  6. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    Soda, yupyup.
     
  7. Kerozine

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    Here's a neat map I found (US only):



    Now we know where everyone lives!
    (Broadly speaking and only in the US :crazyeye:)
     
  8. MagisterCultuum

    MagisterCultuum Great Sage

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    I typically say soft drink, but sometimes soda. I find calling it "pop" or "soda" pop (or especially "sody pop") quite annoying. "Coke" should only refer to a Coca-Cola. "Cola" should only refer to the dark types of soft drinks like coke and pepsi that I don't like anyway so I'd never ask for one. I don't recall it ever being called tonic except if used for medical purposes (outdated) or used in alcoholic mixed drinks (and I don't drink alcoholic beverages), and even then I'd tend think of it as just carbonated water and not a real soft drink.
     
  9. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    It's clearly a soda.

    Pop is ok. I will get what you are talking about, but that labels you as a nasty Midwesterner or from a weird state.

    Coke, however, refers only to Coca-cola.

    By the way, I'm from California.
     
  10. Aramazd

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    Soda, anyone who says it another way should be jailed.
     
  11. G-Force Junkie

    G-Force Junkie Old Vulcan Guy

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    Well, I'm from that eastern county on the Alabama Gulf Coast, and I call it coke (and so do all of my old friends from high school).
     
  12. CaveDweller

    CaveDweller troglodyte

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    Soft drink is normal, but past treasures include cordial and lolly-water.
     
  13. Nylan

    Nylan Characters Welcome

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    Pop is an abomination and "Coke" is just plain wrong.
     
  14. 7ronin

    7ronin 海軍少佐

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    Where I grew up in Maryland it was always "Soft Drink." When I lived in South Georgia it was "Soda Pop." Here in San Diego it's usually "Soda." Coke it seems has become a generic term for any cola and in some places it has even become a generic term for any carbonated beverage. Down South they usually call it "Co cola."
     
  15. Kraznaya

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    ITS SODA MORONS

    Soft drink if you're a snob, pop or coke if you're an inbred hick.
     
  16. Arwon

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    Out west some of them call it "cool drink" but like all east coast Australians, I say soft drink.
     
  17. Elta

    Elta 我不会把这种

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    Word ta ya motha
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  18. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    I like the word tonic.
     
  19. Elta

    Elta 我不会把这种

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    We only call flavorless soda tonic.
    and it is generally only drank with jin.
     
  20. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    jah, i know, but i still like the word.
     

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