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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 08-28-2006, 06:51 AM   #21
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soda is a prefix donating Sodium (Natrium) and/or it`s salts.
a bit like Potash is for Potassium (Kalium).
soda salts are used to make fizzy drinks, or a levening agent (as the Hydrogen carbonate "bicarb").
so it really all depends on the context it`s used in :)
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:02 AM   #22
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Ok, I go for soda water...i.e. the mixer.

In the UK I think that would be the norm. Coke etc would be refered to as fizzy drinks, soft drinks, pop if you are a little older or very young. What is baking soda in US is bicarboanate of soda here, although we usually just say "Bicarb."
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:05 AM   #23
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I'd pick up some CoCola. ;)
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Old 08-28-2006, 07:10 AM   #24
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it`s encouraging to see that of the 4 votes so far, in (OTHER), non have picked up a box of Washing Soda, leading to bubbles of an entirely Different sort! :)
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:17 AM   #25
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Soda means baking soda to me, or soda water to mix with whisky.
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:55 AM   #26
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I grew up in Chicago, where soft drinks are called "POP!" Even now, after years of living in places where they're called "Soda," I still say "Pop."

"Soda" to me is Club Soda. I always refer to baking soda as "baking soda." no confusion there.
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:01 AM   #27
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drinks are 'pop' to me; soda is bicarbonate.
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Pop or Soda Pop ...

is what i call the likes of coke, pepsi etc
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I love Root Beer, but what is screw soda PLEASE!
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:13 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Half Baked
In the South, everything is a Coke!

"Give me a Coke, please"

"Do you want Pepsi, Big Orange or 7-up?"


soda is the soda pop here too.

Bismarcks? Never heard of it, but if it involves a jelly doughnut, I'm in!
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