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My whole life it was always "Gimmie a pop"...

 

Then when I was in the Marines I live in California for a while and it's been "may I have a soda" ever since.

 

Soda vs Pop map of U.S. click here.

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Is 'bubbler' common anywhere except Wisconsin? I thought there was some regional marketing campaign back in the day that started the whole thing.

When I moved to NYC for college I was roundly mocked for my Midwestern accent until I learned to tone it down. I refused to call pop 'soda,' though. Partly out of what was left of my midwest pride, partly because it just sounds so wrong.

I did pick up saying 'on line' instead of 'in line,' as when you're queued up. I can't seem to drop it at this point, even though it confuses everyone I come across here, who think I am referring to being on the Internet.



mike w. said:
Soda, ever since my Lost Year in Connecticut... Sometimes sodie, sodapop. or sodiepop.

Do you carry groceries in a bag or a sack, drink water from a fountain, a cooler, or a bubbler?
Prairie....LOL. As a kid, we would walk down to the empty lots on 23rd and Avers and play baseball. We'd say, "Let's go play at the prairies!" You took me waaaaay back with that one!

H3N3 said:
Were you beaten on the knuckles with a ruler when you called it "pop?"

Old Tom said:
61 years in Chicago; baptized at Lady of Sorrows and went to school at Resurrection, Iggys and after they bounced me Austin. I call it soda. I also call an empty lot a "prairie".
Actually, I've never heard this anyplace but Minnesota. Home to Minnesota Nice. And hot dish.

David

H3N3 said:
Let's see, the rest of the related info .. .

Everyplace but Chicago if you ask someone if they want to "come with" they think it sounds wierd.
To me it's all 'Coke.' E.g. What kind of Coke do you want? Coke or root beer?
'Pop' is married to 'mom.'
(Guess what part of this country I grew up in?)

David
Can't find any references yea or nae... sounds pretty gruesome and largely mythical.

Does a microwaved kitten go "pop" or "soda?"

H3N3 said:
Well . . . the part about the time he used a common kitchen appliance to dry his kitten is still true, isn't it?

mike w. said:
Regarding "Mikey" :

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/poprocks.asp

H3N3 said:
Let's see, the rest of the related info .. .

Oh yeah, and you know that "Mikey" kid from the Life commercials in the 70s?
You'll never guess how he died . . .
Do you say "by accident" or "on accident?"

heather stratton said:
Is 'bubbler' common anywhere except Wisconsin? I thought there was some regional marketing campaign back in the day that started the whole thing.

When I moved to NYC for college I was roundly mocked for my Midwestern accent until I learned to tone it down. I refused to call pop 'soda,' though. Partly out of what was left of my midwest pride, partly because it just sounds so wrong.

I did pick up saying 'on line' instead of 'in line,' as when you're queued up. I can't seem to drop it at this point, even though it confuses everyone I come across here, who think I am referring to being on the Internet.



mike w. said:
Soda, ever since my Lost Year in Connecticut... Sometimes sodie, sodapop. or sodiepop.

Do you carry groceries in a bag or a sack, drink water from a fountain, a cooler, or a bubbler?
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mike w. said:
Do you say "by accident" or "on accident?"

I've always said pop. I was in California for work once and I said to a co-worker "that's a HUGE pop" (super super gulp type size) and he said "what? I didn't hear anything"
I've never really thought about it...they both sound ok. I think I say "by accident."

mike w. said:
Do you say "by accident" or "on accident?"


See ya!

Michael J Blane said:
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mike w. said:
Do you say "by accident" or "on accident?"

I have lived in Chicago all my life and "pop" was the word but I defected on that years ago. So, now it's soda for me, however, I do tilt my glass when I pour anything fizzy be it pop, soda or beer...
I grew up dirt poor in rural Indiana. We didn't have any money for hifalutin sodepops, but we do call creeks cricks...

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