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View Poll Results: To you, what does the word soda mean?
A carbonated soft drink like Coke or Pepsi. 36 64.29%
Seltzer water 10 17.86%
Baking soda 6 10.71%
Something else (please explain) 4 7.14%
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Old 08-13-2006, 10:26 PM   #11
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Where I come from soda is either baking soda or we get an ice cream soda.
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:35 AM   #12
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In this bunch, it would be a mixed bag
DH, daughters and #2 son...diet coke, pepsi
Cade, Ethan, consider lemonade as soda
Carson (17months.) and Olivia (6 months) dig milk as soda
Me don't drink it at all..
Now sons-in-law, well, beer
goofey bunch what?

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Old 08-14-2006, 02:06 AM   #13
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I changed the wording of the poll question, as I think it might have been a little confusing.

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Old 08-14-2006, 02:52 AM   #14
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We don't call soft drinks soda, to me soda is baking soda or soda water.
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:06 AM   #15
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I have lived so many places. Now it is the midwest. Pop is things like Coke, Pepsi, etc. When you order a "Scotch and Soda" it should mean club soda. But you can still find pockets of confusion. When I was a child, my memere asked me if I wanted tonic, and I was totally confused.
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:58 PM   #16
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Unless they specified baking soda, I would be picking up coke/pepsi products.
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:12 PM   #17
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It definitely depends on where you are raised &/or where you live. I grew up in NY, & "soda" is definitely defined as a carbonated beverage like Coke, Pepsi, Ginger Ale - even seltzer, etc.

Baking Soda is called "Baking Soda".

I've so far found the same to be true here in Virginia.

Now when I visited my relatives in Illinois, I never once heard the term soda with reference to anything. Carbonated beverages were called "pop". Paper bags were called "sacks". And - this really threw me - jelly doughnuts were called "Bismarcks"!!

What a wonderful diverse world it is we live in!!
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Old 08-14-2006, 01:23 PM   #18
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Mmmmmmmm Bismarcks!!! I'm craving one now dang it!

Soda here is baking soda. Pop is what we call carbonated stuff.
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Old 08-14-2006, 02:05 PM   #19
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I love frosted bismarcks with a cherry filling. Yum!
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Old 08-14-2006, 02:05 PM   #20
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Soda, to me, includes all carbonated beverages. If someone were to call and say they just wanted 'soda' (with no other qualifying information) I would get carbonated water... just plain soda that one would use in making mixed drinks (although I sometimes just drink plain soda straight up).
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