Pop vs. Coke vs. Soda debate settled

April 21, 2009 at 8:46 am 3 comments

Having lived in Chattanooga–home of the creator of bottled beverages and only a short jaunt from Atlanta, the home of Coca-Cola–the Pop-Coke-Soda debate took on nearly religious significance. I’ve heard people argue for (literally) hours about why it should be called pop/Coke/soda, and why calling it anything else is nonsensical.

So when I stumbled across the following image on my soon-to-be brother in law’s blog, I had to share…

Pop vs. Coke vs. Soda

(Red: Coke, Blue: Pop, Yellow: Soda)


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Davis  |  April 21, 2009 at 10:48 am

    That’s very interesting. I use Coke a lot even though I much prefer Pepsi, and I do live in the South.

  • 2. cafedanae  |  April 22, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Fun Facts #s 4,5, and 6: In Australia, every soft drink is called a “can” regardless of its type, flavor, and sometimes even when packaged in a plastic bottle. The only times “soda” and “pop” are used are when making fun of Americans 🙂 “Coke” is only used when referring to Coca Cola.

  • 3. Davo  |  April 23, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Ah, Davis, you bring up another good debate: Coke v. Pepsi.

    When it comes to flavor I can’t really say. I suppose I would lean towards Coke, having grown up in the South. However, I’ve recently switched over exclusively to Pepsi for ethical reasons.

    Thanks, Danae, for that fun fact! So let me get this straight… if you went to a restaurant and ordered a carbonated beverage, even if you knew it was going to be on tap and come out in a glass, would you call it a can?


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