What do you call Soda?

  • metalxracr

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    Oct 25, 2008 7:03 AM GMT
    I'm still used to living in Texas where the conversation goes like this:

    What do you want to drink?

    I'll have a coke!

    Okay, What kind?

    Dr. Pepper!


    Others there call it, soda water or Sody water.

    I'm adjusting to say Soda, but I keep saying Pop! wtf?


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    Oct 25, 2008 8:51 AM GMT
    Soda: Carbonated water.
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    Oct 25, 2008 8:54 AM GMT
    In the UK anything fizzy is called a "soft drink" or more formally "carbonated". If it's a fast food "restaurant" you would call it by its brand name.

    Soda means soda water here which is carbonated water without any flavourings or sugar.

    You would get blank looks if you asked for a soda in London.
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    Oct 25, 2008 9:06 AM GMT
    I have heard the term "pop," but I say soda.

    My "funny" term is "fried cake." It's what I used to call a plain doughnut. That's what my grandmother always used to call them. But on a trip up north, I learned not to use it when after ordering coffee and a couple of fried cakes, I got coffee and a plate of pancakes! ... icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 25, 2008 9:25 AM GMT
    I think children under 7 say pop, as in fizzy drink which is what I used to say, as in "mum, can i have a fizzy drink?" "No!"
  • metalxracr

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    Oct 25, 2008 9:28 AM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidI have heard the term "pop," but I say soda.

    My "funny" term is "fried cake." It's what I used to call a plain doughnut. That's what my grandmother always used to call them. But on a trip up north, I learned not to use it when after ordering coffee and a couple of fried cakes, I got coffee and a plate of pancakes! ... icon_lol.gif


    HAHAH that is hilarious!

    and

    Redhead, we use Soft drink here as well.
  • metalxracr

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    Oct 25, 2008 9:30 AM GMT
    Also, our carbonated water is called Club Soda.
    Or just Carbonated water.
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    Oct 25, 2008 9:37 AM GMT
    What would you like to drink?

    Do you have diet coke?

    Yes

    I'll have one a diet coke please.

    A bottle of Pepsi max appears on the table.

    I'm not going to complain that would be neurotic but you just cut your tip in half.....
  • metalxracr

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    Oct 25, 2008 9:58 AM GMT
    HAHAHA that would be strange!

    If Diet is the prefix than you get exactly what you ask for.
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    Oct 25, 2008 11:14 AM GMT
    Soda! icon_evil.gif
  • GQjock

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    Oct 25, 2008 1:03 PM GMT
    With Scotch ... soda

    with anything else Poison
  • Parker817

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    Oct 25, 2008 1:04 PM GMT
    We call it soda in 'Jersey, but you'll hardly hear anyone ask for just a "soda." More likely they'll order it by name: 7-up, Mountain Dew, Diet Coke, etc...

    And we never, ever say "Joisey"
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    Oct 25, 2008 1:05 PM GMT
    Poison was my reply too.
  • allatonce

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    Oct 25, 2008 1:19 PM GMT
    Pop. Simple and plain, I'll never be able to say "fizzy drinks" or "soda beverage" or whatever lol. Everyone around here normally uses pop.
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    Oct 25, 2008 1:42 PM GMT
    I grew up in Ohio and everyone calls it "pop" there. I usually say "soft drink" now. But, when I go out to eat, my conversation is as follows:

    Can I get you something to drink?

    Do you have Coke or Pepsi products?

    Coke.

    I'll have a Diet Coke please.

    If they say Pepsi (or any kind of other nasty brand), the response is "I'll have a water please."

    If anything but Diet Coke comes out, it goes back and I get water.
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    Oct 25, 2008 2:02 PM GMT
    Tonic
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    Oct 25, 2008 2:32 PM GMT


    Up here, soda is club soda - plain carbonated water.

    Coke etc is pop or brand name or soft drink. Tonic water is different in that it contains quinine (originally added as a prevention against malaria) which gives it a bitter taste.
  • gregory548

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    Oct 25, 2008 2:35 PM GMT
    here, in the czech republic we dont say COKE but COKA COLA, or simply COLA. and you say "diet coke" but we say "cola light" (in english, not translated in czech) or in czech "cola bez cukru" which means "coke without sugar"
    and when you order soda youll get carbonated water or water
  • RSportsguy

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    Oct 25, 2008 6:04 PM GMT
    'Pop' here in Michigan. When I use to go down south as a kid, they referred to it as 'soda pop', but it sounded like 'sodie pop'!!
  • TallGWMvballe...

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    Oct 25, 2008 6:15 PM GMT
    Always soda or by name like "coke" "Pepsi" "Root Beer" "7-up" etc
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    Oct 25, 2008 7:29 PM GMT
    coke.

    then ya gotta specify
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    Oct 25, 2008 9:43 PM GMT
    pop
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    Oct 25, 2008 9:50 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]And we never, ever say "Joisey"[/quote]

    Correct; what you say is Juhr-zee. I took a Speech degree for the sole purpose of losing of my Juhr-zee accent. No one who lives there thinks they have one; everyone else knows they do.
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    Oct 25, 2008 10:05 PM GMT
    we call it fizzy drink, soft drink or by its brand name, fanta, coke, pepsi and so on.
  • Timbales

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    Oct 25, 2008 10:07 PM GMT
    I call it soda, by generally any cola I'll call Coke.