Here’s a really interesting map that shows what Americans in different parts of the country call soft drinks. I remember moving to Buffalo and laughing at how they call it “pop”… and I also remember having to TRY to explain to my students why we Southerners call every damn thing Coke.
Waitress: “What would you like to drink?”
Waitress: “What kind?”
Me: “I guess I’ll take a Mt. Dew.”
Me: “I’m heading to the store – I’m going to pick up some Coke – what kind do y’all want?”
NONSENSE, I TELL YOU!
AND HERE ARE A COUPLE OF MAPS JUST FOR LAUGHS: