We tend to think that America is one nation, or that the things that divide us are those hot-button topics like politics or religion or whether you mostly cheer for a football, hockey, or basketball team. This map of a simple term – what do you call a soft drink? – shows that we are certainly organized in like-minded clusters. As someone who says “soda” but lives deep in the heart of “pop” land, I can say: these little things do make a difference. I end up saying “soda pop” to make sure we all know what we’re talking about.
- The Best Way to Kick the Soda Pop Habit (lifehack.org)
- Soda or pop? How Washington talks about soft drinks (seattlepi.com)