Pop vs. Soda Statistics

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Minnesota statistics:

Total responses: 13802 (3.44% of all responses, 3.68% of all U.S. responses)
pop: 11627 (84.24% of all Minnesota responses, 7.37% of all pop responses)
soda: 1745 (12.64% of all Minnesota responses, 1.06% of all soda responses)
coke: 119 (0.86% of all Minnesota responses, 0.20% of all coke responses)
other: 311 (2.25% of all Minnesota responses, 1.47% of all other responses)

"other" reponses:

45soda pop
27Will Christopherson
7soft drink
5Sam Sterner
4Paul Wellstone
4Red Headed Step Child
2carbonated beverage
2soda pop!
2Crab Juice
2carbinated beverage
2milk or water
2Chris Immel
2wiatt you fat lard
2I Like Pie
2Paul Kloos
1both pop & soda
1by name
1butter water
1I grew up saying "pop" but picked up the term "soda" as a teenager watching MTV (east coast terminology). Now I say "soda" and get strange looks or comments from just about everyone I know (mid-western). I guess I just like to be different.
1soda water
1soda pop or cola
1nectar of the gods
1Pop is correct. Calling it "soda" implies soda water, and strikes me as an East/West coast attempt to sound sophisticated - like there's anything sophisticated about drinking sugar water. Even calling it "coke" makes more sense than "soda."
1why don't you settle and ask miss manners? or ann landers
1Carbonated water with artificial or natural flavouring
1it varies..........
1I grew up hearing only "pop" for a carbonated beverage. I always knew that the proper name was actually "soda pop", and "pop" was a shortened form of this. Occasionally I would read the word "soda" for what I called pop, and it sounded hopelessly old-fashioned to me, just like when my first grade teacheer called boots "galoshes" and coats "wraps" and the bathroom the "lavatory". All those words, including "soda" just sounded completely out of touch with the 20th century. It would be like hearing someone say "horsless carriage" for car. By the way, does anyone out there want to start a page on the "lunch vs dinner vs supper" debate? If you're from the rural Midwest, you must know what I'm talking about.
1Cowboy was here... 9-20-02
1sodey pop
1I grew up saying pop, but then I realized they named it pop after the sound it makes when you remove a cap off a bottle of soda. If this were true today, they'd call it "fffssshhh!" after the sound it makes when you open a plastic bottle. So my friends, logic tells us that "soda" makes sense.
1something brown with sugar and caffeine
1Drew's Favorite Drink!
1breakfast drink
1Artificially flavored carbonated beverage.
1Fountain Drink
1Others around me used the word "pop." As a teen, I grew to dislike that word--I thought it was to short and sounded silly. I started using the word "soda," but my mom always thought this was weird and wondered where I had picked it up. I am not sure myself--maybe from Archie comics, of which I read and collected many--there was a character named "Pops" who ran "Pop's Soda Shoppe."
1Red Hash
1cherry coke
1James, Macho Business Donkey Wrestler. Feel my skills, donkey donkey donkey, donkey donkey
1Da tasty Fizzy
1apple johnny
1i have almost always said pop. i went to a college last year where probly 90% of the people said soda. one time i let "soda" slip, and i was around my minnesota friends. they laughed at me. i felt so stupid! i say "pop" for almost all kinds of cabonated beverages, but for some i say "soda", such as "grape soda" and "cream soda". its not "cream pop" after all. however, there is a "pop tab" on a pop can, not a "soda tab". my final answer i often times call it a carbonated beverage, but 99 out of 100 times, its pop. the other 1% of the time is carbonated beverage or soda. pop is the winner! go minnesota!
1buthole in a can
1It depends on where I am, if I am in my home state it is, "pop" I live in NC now and it is "soda" if you try to ask for a "pop" here, they look at you funny and say "you ain't from here, where are you from" Strange huh.
1Alex's Favorite Drink!!!
1joel eckerson can speak in tongues
1arabian medicine and joel eckerson
1Fizzy Drink
1fizzy syrup
1OK Here's the deal -- Why does this word even need to exist? In what situation would one ever need to use the word "Pop" or "Soda"? At restaurants, the server asks you, "Can I get you anything to drink?" Does one reply, "Sure, I'll have a pop/soda/coke"? Of course not. You respond, "I'd like a [insert specfic drink title here]. When does "pop" or "soda" ever need to be used, ever? It doesn't, people, it doesn't. Ever. Never ever. Never ever again, should anybody say either of those two words.
1Grant Fisher has sex with little boys while Randy Graff watches
1tarzan slam
1moutian due
1chittychitty bang bang
1people who say soda are stupid-POP is better!
1wiches brew
1ITS POP FOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1I grew up in Minnesota, where most everyone says "pop" and looks at someone who says "soda" as one trying to be far too sophisticated. It's actually frowned upon. But, after moving to LA, I learned quickly that now I'D get laughed at for using the wrong terminology. My parents still roll their eyes when I say "soda." "Who do you think you are, Mr. FancyPants California?"
1I use Pop and rightly so. What is in Pop ( Soda) ??? phosphorus. Pop = phosphorus for short. I dont see anything that even resembles Soda in anything. For the People who use Coke as a generic term I feel pity for you.
1thirst-quenching beverage
1Ryne Anderson
1engin oil!
1White stuff
1Sweet Fizzie
1Fizzle juice
1tinkle juice
1pimp juice
1Your mother
1As a child, I grew up with the word "pop," but as I aged and got to thinking why call it "pop?" I hate that word and it can be used for so many other things. Pop could mean a father. Pop could mean a sound. Soda, on the other hand, refers to one thing, a carbonated beverage. And for the record, I am from Minnesota and nobody gives me weird looks or laughs at me when I say "soda" instead of "pop." Soda forever!
1Pissy Cola - only if its Pepsi)
1Black Water
1a big icicle
1Jesus juice
1fizzy wizzy
1non-acholholic carbonated beverage
1George's man spooge on Karl's chin after getting boned in the steam room. Thats how you ask for it at a retaurant in MN
1Mr. Washburn
1The Waters of Unliving Life
1Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down,Never gonna run around and desert you,Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye.Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you
1I say pop for most, coke for a coca-cola, and soda for a cream soda.
1Cold Phosphate
1My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard
1Fat Juice
1Butthole ripper
1Butt Gravy
1it depends on who i am around
1I swear it is coke
1Jack and peters fantasy
1Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, Reverend Clergy, fellow citizens We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom--symbolizing an end as well as a beginning--signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago. The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe--the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. 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To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge--to convert our good words into good deeds--in a new alliance for progress--to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house. To that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support--to prevent it from becoming merely a forum for invective--to strengthen its shield of the new and the weak--and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run. Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we offer not a pledge but a request that both sides begin anew the quest for peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction. We dare not tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed. But neither can two great and powerful groups of nations take comfort from our present course--both sides overburdened by the cost of modern weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom, yet both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of mankind's final war. So let us begin anew--remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us. Let both sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the inspection and control of arms--and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations. Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce. Let both sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah--to "undo the heavy burdens . . . (and) let the oppressed go free." And if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let both sides join in creating a new endeavor, not a new balance of power, but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and the peace preserved. All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe. Now the trumpet summons us again--not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need--not as a call to battle, though embattled we are-- but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation"--a struggle against the common enemies of man tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself. Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join in that historic effort? In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility--I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it--and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so, my fellow Americans ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own. And the most important thing of all.......IT'S SODA YOU IDIOTS!!!!!! Thank
1The thing

Statistics last generated: Sun Aug 30 00:05:15 2015 Pacific Time

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