- Unpleasant or repulsive, esp. in appearance.
- Attractive in a pretty or endearing way.
One of the clearest regional differences in the U.S. can found by tracking the words people use to refer to soft drinks, which is in fact the map you saw at the top of this story. Pop or soda, or even Coke, these small linguistic differences are not as small as we might think. While “soda” commands the Northeast and West Coast (green) and “pop” is in between (black), “Coke” reigns in the south (turquoise). These small distinctions can often act as touchstones for larger cultural differences.
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ah yes! this is the easiest way to tell where someone is from! adamant “soda” person.
This ignores those who say ‘tonic’.
I say soda, but I was born in Iowa and lived in PA for 12 years. lolwelp
I’ve never been comfortable with any of them - my mom grew up in New Mexico but her family is from “pop” country and we now live in “coke” land. She is a pepsi person, by the way.
I may say soda, but I usually say the name - if it’s a coke place, sprite. If it’s pepsi, lemonade.
I love how it goes back to soda in South Florida. Like I keep telling people, we have to go north to get to the Deep South.
I’ve always said soda because my parents say it. But my mother is from LA and my father Jersey so….
And also I had a friend who said pop and their entire family was Cali born.
This is stupid. Stupid. Idc…