Hard Questions: Do You Call it Pop or Soda?
We live in a time where there are life and death issues we have to deal with on a daily basis. This isn't one of those. For some it is a hard question though. When you consume a carbonated beverage, do you call it pop or soda? Inquiring minds want to know.
If you think this lacks importance, you should be aware that there are many websites dedicated to the pop versus soda debate. You can start with PopvsSoda.com. It has an interactive map where you can find out what Wyoming prefers even down to the county. You'll notice that Wyoming is very much in the "pop" region. This is the map I'm talking about.
Be aware that there is a third option. In the south, practically all carbonated drinks are referred to as "Coke". Southern people are weird and I have no doubt it ticks Pepsi people off.
We asked you the same question on Facebook and you seemed to agree with the Pop vs Soda map for the most part although the numbers are changing by the hour.
Business Insider also explored this highly explosive issue based on the same data. They noted that much of the west is pop while the northeast and California are where soda rules.
My wife and I rarely argue about anything, but the pop versus soda debate is one of them. She's from Iowa originally and likes "pop". I grew up (debatable) around St. Louis and always thought of carbonated beverages as "soda". She refuses to admit that I'm right about this one.
What say you? Pop, soda or something else? Like I said, inquiring minds want to know.