i call it soda
for those who have any interest whatsoever in the argument over whether fizzy drinks in cans should be called 'soda' or 'pop' or 'coke' or something else entirely,
is what the entire United States thinks. as you can see from the map, i live in a region of the country that calls it 'pop' (and it's a terrifyingly huge portion of the country! i'd thought it was just the Midwest but clearly i am wrong. its tentacles stretch almost from coast to coast), but i am singlehandedly trying to change that, with help from some West Coast kids and Northeasterners who refuse to adopt this silly term for 'soda'.
clearly, i am going to school in the wrong place. -wink-
and no, when i ask if 'you want a coke', i really mean a coca-cola. not a sprite. bizarre conversations like 'do you want a coke?' 'yeah, i'll have a Sprite/Dr. Pepper/Pepsi' really baffle me. -grin-
also, in today's Get Fuzzy:
oh, but Satchel is right, 'Work' is 'Prison'...-grin-