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(Eat This Not That)   Not news: drinking pop is bad for your general health. News: drinking pop could lead to rheumatoid arthritis. Fark: the inevitable debate over "pop" vs "soda" in the comments to the right   (eatthis.com) divider line
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2021-02-27 3:52:36 PM  

Fano: Religious scolds and health nuts can find common ground in hating soft drinks


They shouldn't. "Soft" refers to "It's not "hard"". IE: Alcoholic.  Orange Juice, milk, water, soda, pop? All soft drinks.
 
2021-02-27 3:58:03 PM  

baka-san: Texas: all soft drinks are Coke, unless it's a DrPepper

"You wanna coke?"
"Sure, what kinds ya got?"


Booger sugar
 
2021-02-27 3:59:42 PM  
Talk about
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Talk about
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Pop   pop    pop
 
2021-02-27 4:01:09 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Carbonated softdrink beverage.


We dont sell soft drinks, we sell Dreams.

--- Pepsi CEO
 
2021-02-27 4:23:48 PM  
Soda pop
/farking philistines
 
2021-02-27 4:24:21 PM  

Dr.Fey: baka-san: Texas: all soft drinks are Coke, unless it's a DrPepper

"You wanna coke?"
"Sure, what kinds ya got?"

How's that work elsewhere?

At the bar:
"Gimme a Bud"
"What kind?"
"Guinness, please."

At the convenience store:
"Gimme a pack of Camels"
"What kind?"
"Marlboro, please."

At the pet store:
"I would like to buy a dog."
"What kind?"
"I have a saltwater tank."


As a native Texan:

- The request normally isn't for a Coke but for the specific beverage. Someone will ask for a Coke, or Diet Coke, or Dr. Pepper etc.
- It is more common for the offerer to say "Can I get you a Coke or something?" The respondent will then say "Yeah, I will take Dr. Pepper (or Coke, or Diet Coke etc.)
- Most of the time people just ask what do you want to drink and the respondent says exactly what they want, a Coke, Dr. Pepper etc.
- It is more common to see the phrasing Soft Drink (or Fountain Drink) than Soda. Pop is not a thing at all here.
- It is true that we do sometimes categorize it as "Coke" but the context is pretty limited in how that gets referred.
 
2021-02-27 4:25:19 PM  
I rigged my bubbler to dispense coke so I am fat and happy
 
2021-02-27 4:29:46 PM  

Driver: whyRpeoplesostupid: Man On A Mission: Subby forgot the third alternative: "Coke" (or rather, "cocola").

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looks like Missouri is giving Illinois a UFIA  carbonated colonic

FTFY


What is with that! I used to drink a ton of Dr. Pepper as a kid and now I verrrrrrry seldomly will indulge. Whenever I do, it is a toss up how my body reacts. I either get a ton of gas, have explosive (almost diarrhea), or acute stomach cramps that pop up out of the blue (sometimes followed by urgent need to poo, sometimes it just goes away as soon as it comes).
 
2021-02-27 4:33:15 PM  

some_beer_drinker: did they put the cocaine back in yet?


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"Go-go juice." (1/2 Red Bull + 1/2 Mountain Dew)
 
2021-02-27 4:34:55 PM  
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"Can I have a Tab?"
 
2021-02-27 5:01:23 PM  

ThomasPaineTrain: Man On A Mission: Subby forgot the third alternative: "Coke" (or rather, "cocola").

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What sort of dweeb-ass motherf*cker calls it "soft drink"?


People who are literate?
 
2021-02-27 5:38:10 PM  
I bought my once a week 2 liter of dr. pepper (or other tasty full sugar soda) today.  drank a good third of it.

Man, i love dr. pepper.
 
2021-02-27 5:57:29 PM  

Spice Must Flow: Cherry Soda Daddies was a cool band.


its pronounced "gif"
 
2021-02-27 6:34:24 PM  

yakmans_dad: Soft Drink

Here in Kentucky, I've never heard it referred to any other way.


I'm from just outside Louisville. It's always been soft drink as the generic term.  Which I only use for a truly generic term, as in: "Where is the soft drink aisle?" "Bring the soft drinks in from the car."  or when you're at a party/event and have no clue what beverages are available.  If I'm at a restaurant, I'll always request what I want.  If I want a Coke, I'll ask for a Coke and no Pepsi is not ok. If I want a Dr. Pepper, I'll ask for a Dr. Pepper. Etc... Not difficult.

Though generic flavored soft drinks will be sodas. Orange soda, grape soda, etc...

Went to college at Purdue many years ago, which is in pop territory. Couldn't stand hearing it constantly called pop, plus they wanted to make sure you knew it was called pop.  Plus the completely unnecessary step that seemed to always be introduced when at a restaurant.  "What would you like to drink?" "I'd like a pop." "What kind of pop would you like?" Gahh... Why not cut that step and just order what you want?
 
2021-02-27 6:45:39 PM  
I remember in a trip in DC going into a McDonalds, ordering a meal with a pop and the clerk looked at me funny like I was an alien who escaped the MIB facility.
 
2021-02-27 6:54:10 PM  
Grew up in "pop" country

Moved to "soda" country in my twenties

Now I say "sugary carbonated beverage" and people just give me funny looks
 
2021-02-27 7:19:22 PM  
People who look down on soda/pop and try to give it a bad rap are the type of people that drink this crap:

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2021-02-27 7:55:28 PM  

FormlessOne: edmo: "We would not say soda would definitely lead to [an] increased risk of RA no matter how often people drink [it],"

This, goddamn it.

It's bad enough we keep putting this shiat up in the Food tab, but, in the farking STEM tab, too?


Thankfully most people here cared more about the naming. Usually we get a headline that is grossly inaccurate, followed by an army of people responding to the title in whatever way best aligns with their personal biases.

I'm old, but I really remember Fark being a lot more reliable back in the day. Maybe I'm wrong.
 
2021-02-27 8:12:35 PM  

Sporkabob: Plus the completely unnecessary step that seemed to always be introduced when at a restaurant.  "What would you like to drink?" "I'd like a pop." "What kind of pop would you like?" Gahh... Why not cut that step and just order what you want?


We use the generic term pop here in Michigan.

I was a waiter for nearly a decade and not once did this happen, fwiw.

I have seen it happen with coke in GA, because in that case the generic word is also a specific word. I can't remember how we directly said coke though... Coca cola? Normal coke? It's been over twenty years.
 
2021-02-27 8:24:30 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: People who look down on soda/pop and try to give it a bad rap are the type of people that drink this crap:

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2021-02-27 8:25:07 PM  

Winterlight: Bukharin: Nobody ever orders a scotch and pop.

But everyone orders a gin and tonic. And a bourbon and coke. And not to forget:

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Rum and Coca Cola...you mean Cuba Libre?
 
2021-02-27 8:29:06 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: People who look down on soda/pop and try to give it a bad rap are the type of people that drink this crap:

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WHY THE fark WOULD YOU DO THAT TO YUMMY YUMMY ASPARGUIS!
 
2021-02-27 8:57:01 PM  

yakmans_dad: Soft Drink

Here in Kentucky, I've never heard it referred to any other way.


Pop here, soda there, this one actually makes sense as it is Kentucky; to distinguish it from hard drinks. But that would probably make milk a soft drink as well.
 
2021-02-27 9:06:20 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: People who look down on soda/pop and try to give it a bad rap are the type of people that drink this crap:

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Where I come from they call that a vase. Never drink out of the vase.
 
2021-02-27 9:41:41 PM  
From Alaska, used pop or coke. Later in life forced myself to only use soda. Then moved to Arkansas
 
2021-02-27 10:00:41 PM  
Everyone in TX who left a carbonated beverage in their car during the blizzard found out why it's called pop up north. ;)
 
2021-02-27 10:48:31 PM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: I was at a restaurant in Dixie and asked for a pop, she didn't understand, soda waitress brought me a coke.


Wisconsin is all mixed up. Central and western parts of the state call it pop, the eastern part calls it soda, and parts of Door County call it coke. We went to a diner once a bit over the eastern border of that line and my brother ordered a cherry soda (ice cream and cherry syrup topped with soda water). He got a glass of cherry pop.

In reference to TFA: the only thing about soda (besides the sugar for those who need to limit it) that is a correlation (still not 100% proven but becoming more and more likely) is that the phosphorus in brown sodas like cola, root beer, and Dr. Pepper can leech calcium from the bones of women.
 
2021-02-27 11:07:53 PM  

Diagonal: "are oh see co-cola"

(Thanks, Brother Dave)


bottled in pensacola

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Coo-Coo Cola Theme
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2021-02-28 12:30:00 AM  

Bukharin: Nobody ever orders a scotch and pop.


I just order a scotch or whiskey.  Maybe with some ice if I want it cold.

*shrugs*
 
2021-02-28 2:41:35 AM  
I live in the very (barely) beating cholesterol-clogged heart of Mississippi.

I have never heard anyone use "Coke" to refer to anything other than "Coca-Cola".

They say "soda" down here.

/it's all we have to drink in Jackson...there's been no running water for nearly two weeks.
 
2021-02-28 9:25:13 AM  
Born and raised in Northern New York. It's soft drink.
 
2021-02-28 9:46:59 AM  
I always thought soda was what you mixed with Scotch, or put into cake batter to make it rise.
 
2021-02-28 10:23:39 AM  
Doing anything could lead to anything..  and Pepsi ftw.
 
2021-02-28 11:20:03 AM  
From my cold arthritis wracked hands:
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2021-02-28 2:09:29 PM  
Carbonated caffeinated caramel colored beverage.
 
2021-02-28 2:30:54 PM  
Fizzy pop... Soda is a mixer, coke is a brand of fizzy pop... If anyone else remembers panda pops here I'll be shocked I tells ya, SHOCKED!!
 
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