For some reason it has to do with the temperature of the region. In warm regions (like Florida) it’s called coke–no matter what it is. In temperate climates–soda, and in the cold, like here in Minnesota, it’s pop. I have never heard tonic from somebody less than 90 years old.
I used to live in California, and there, we all called it “soda.” Then, I moved to Michigan, where it’s called “pop.” I thought it was the weirdest thing for a long time, and still called it soda, but I’ve lived in Michigan so long now that I call it pop most of the time. Occasionally, I still find myself reverting to “soda”, but it doesn’t happen often.
coming tomorrow: red VS blue, and silverware VS fingers
On a more serious note: /me cries with Michael Krass
I can’t be the only one noticing the declining quality of posts at chief delphi. Why, I don’t think I’d even be surprised if I really saw a “do you like RED or BLUE better” thread anymore. Granted this is the off season, and this is the chit chat forum, but I just thought I’d say that I know of at least one person who has stopped reading the forums due to the (and I quote) “nonsense.”
Just something to think about … (i’m not singling out this thread or anyone who posted in it, i don’t mean to offend anyone)
*Originally posted by srawls *
I can’t be the only one noticing the declining quality of posts at chief delphi. **
You gotta remember, too, it’s the “off-season.” There just isn’t as much to talk about. A lot of the major topics have been beaten into the ground over the past few months, and so, we are left with threads about soda vs pop, Pepsi Blue, and caffeine. Plus, it’s the Chit-Chat section. It’s been like this (somewhat).
i’m from the north. hell, i’m from the middle of nowhere north (Woodstock, NY). now i’m on LI (moved when i was about 7 or so). i’ve called soda soda since i started drinking it. so, it’s not the silly northerners, it the silly mid-west people.