Originally Posted by LAJ
I used to call soda "pop" and my southern relatives would laugh at me. They called soda- "drinks." To me, drinks were martinis and such. Now, I say soda. I guess its a regional thing.
Definitely a regional thing. One of my children, when very young, heard their mother call carbonated soft drinks, soda. They heard me call it "pop". Once day, this child asked us for some pop crackers, meaning soda crackers, of course.
I understand from some of my southern friends that any pop or soda in their area is called coke, no matter the flavor.
English and colloquialisms, such an interesting thing is language.
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