Tell Me Your State and I’ll Tell You What You Call Carbonated Sugar Water — 7 Comments

  1. I’ll never forget moving from Illinois where it was pop to Southern Indiana where everything was coke-no 7 up, it was coke. My friends didn’t know what I was talking about when I said pop. My husband says you would order a coke and the waiter would say what kind? Then if you wanted sprite you’d say sprite. That was in Chicago.

  2. Well I grew up in a pop state (Ohio) moved to a soda state (NY) and back in a pop state but it doesn’t matter to me in the least. I don’t buy it, don’t drink it, and don’t have it my house. Hell even raised my kids with NO soda/pop.

    Elaines last blog post..Dismal Friday Numbers

  3. @Gretchen: You lead such a sheltered life.

    @Elaine: We never had pop in our house growing up – it was a “company only” treat. When I got old enough to have my own money, it was jump off the school bus and get a giant bottle of pop – Coke.

  4. i will soon be 90 years old, grew up in Michigan and went to Michigan State. “Back in the olden days” we always said “coke”. Never heard of “pop!” And we went to our favorite soda fountain in a drugstore to order many flavors of coke…lemon coke, cinnamon coke, cherry coke, chocolate coke, made by a squirt into a regular coke glass if you didn’t want just a plain coke. A real gathering place after school.