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- By: Alex CovertSep 10, 2008
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.