Linguistic Turf Wars
4,453 clicks in 286 w
More Stats +/-
Soda vs Pop Map Settles the Score
Published: Sep 10, 2008 • References: popvssoda
The choice and consequent usage of the word ‘soda’ or ‘pop’ is one of the US’ most argumentative topics, and it’s prevalent enough to warrant a study by the Journal of English Linguistics. Through the years, this debate has raged, culminating in a map. Based on 120,464 respondents, the map shows where in the United States people call drinks such as Coca Cola and Pepsi - soda or pop (and to my surprise, they even call it Coke in the South). See what your area calls it.