Saturday, January 3, 2009

Pop vs Soda Map

From Strange Maps.


  1. I live in a "soda" state, although I lived in a "pop" state for a few years of my youth. It was during those years that I recall accompanying the family to the local The Pop Shoppe to return empty glass bottles, and replenish the family stores.

    I wonder if The Pop Shoppe influenced the use of that term, or if they were more successful in their southern spread from Canada due to a predisposition among the denizens for that particular moniker?

  2. We call it ginger - no idea why - maybe because Irn Bru is ginger coloured

  3. Living in a "Coke" state would be an adjustment. I hear things go like this:

    "Wanna Coke?"
    "What kind?"