Jane Weisman, a Clinical Consultant for DentalWorks, sent us this interesting fact:
Did you know that, out of 203 Knox County people surveyed, only 5 of them would refer to a soft drink as “pop”? Well, it’s true. The majority of respondents (168) would refer to a soft drink as a “Coke,” while 13 would call it a “soda” and 17 of them would call it something else entirely.
Thanks for the fact Jane!
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I just moved down from Michigan. I would make it 6 out of 204. Even though I don’t drink “pop”.
i call it “pop” too, but i’m also a “carpetbagger”.
I like my Cokes in the form of Root beer!
For a more wide-ranging view, you might check out the included link to a Gear Patrol article about the nationwide implications of the growing soft drink schism in our country. Additionally, you can add your two cents at http://www.popvssoda.com.
Ah, the aforementioned link: http://gearpatrol.com/blog/2008/09/26/generic-names-for-soft-drinks/
Out here in Utah, just about everybody calls a soft drink ‘pop.’ I rarely hear it called ‘soda’ or anything else. Either way, it’s terrible for your teeth. . http://www.bouldindds.com