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« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2012, 04:17:32 pm »
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This thread reminds me of this map:


What's weird to me is that a good part of southern appalachia (the parts in TN, NC, and south of that) heavily use the term "coke" for soft drinks. Are those parts of the "central appalachia" where Pepsi outsells Coke? I can't imagine using "Coke" as the word for soft drinks but also preferring Pepsi to Coca-Cola. Does that mean you would say "My favorite kind of coke is Pepsi"?
I'm from the Midwest, and we call it "pop", and even up here I hear people genericize "Coke".  I also have relatives living Texas who say that most people there either call it "coke" or "soda."  I've heard some people there call soft drinks "soda coke", though.  Not a surprise, since everybody knows that Coke is immensely more popular than Pepsi in the South.  (For that reason, I would guess that liberals would prefer Pepsi, and ironically, it also means Democrats probably drank more Coke than Republicans for most of our history. Smiley

For that matter, I went to Arby's today and had some Pepsi there.  It tasted really watered down and there seemed to be hardly any sweetness at all.  I don't know if it's just because it was in a paper cup, but it seemed odd.  I like both Coke and Pepsi, but I could only tell you which I prefer from a taste test.  But if this was any sign, then I would probably have to say that I like Coke more.  I've had plenty of Coke in paper cups and it tastes fine, probably because it just seems to have more flavor.
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« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2012, 07:44:49 pm »
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Pop: 160 (Blue)
Coke: 152 (Red)
Soda: 226 (Green)

The light colors (30%) mean that I couldn't really tell which one would win a majority, but I went where I think the most population lies.

Missouri - I think the bulk of population would be on the Mississippi River so it goes to soda

Nevada - I think Las Vegas county went for soda, so I made the state go for it.

Oklahoma - Not sure where the population is, but it looks like coke...

New Mexico - I feel more strongly that its coke than Oklahoma

Kentucky - Split between coke and pop. If you think pop won this one then flip it, I have no idea.

North Carolina - Not a damn clue.

Virginia - Think its more soda than anything else.

South Carolina - Leans coke

Wisconsin - If you think the bulk of population is in eastern Wisconsin then flip it to soda.
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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2012, 10:38:51 pm »
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Aha, looks like Springfield is right inside the upper part of the yellow in Illinois, right where my dad, who called it "soda" or "soda pop" came from.
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« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2012, 07:17:31 am »
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How did this go from Coke vs. Pepsi to soda vs. pop vs. Coke?
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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2012, 10:33:41 am »
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How did this go from Coke vs. Pepsi to soda vs. pop vs. Coke?

You posted that map...
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« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2012, 02:58:11 pm »
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How did this go from Coke vs. Pepsi to soda vs. pop vs. Coke?

You posted that map...

Actually, I posted that map. Sorry for derailing the thread Tongue
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