Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Soda or Pop?

Raising my family faraway from my own roots can be challenging. For one, I have found many "language differences" here on the East Coast. The first time I went to the grocery store, I asked the lady for a "sack" and she looked at me like I was from another planet. After living here almost ten years, I am learning to speak the local lingo. Still, I thought this little quiz was fun! What do you call your carbonation?

10 comments:

lainakay said...

That was fun! I remember visiting Idaho years ago and calling Subway to order a sandwich. They didn't have any "grinders!" Huh?!?

Kelly said...

what's a grinder? anyway... i just say coke, for everything.

Rochelleht said...

I say soda now that I've been out of Utah/Idaho for 12 years. It's funny how much our vernacular changes as we grow and move around. Fun post!

gab said...

rochelle...ask cheryl to tell you about her crazy roommate holly who used to order a "dat sprat" at BYU. no one knew she meant "diet sprite"...those texas girls!! good thing they're always so pretty...

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

That was so funny. Due to our multi-moves, we have learned some crazy vernacular. Like pocketbook (purse), carriage (stroller or grocery cart), etc. Takes a while to get to know it all, but once you do, you're golden.

Megan said...

That was a great little quiz. It is funny how people say different words for the same thing.

Marty: said...

I call it a drink, or a coke. In fact I want one right now.

mama jo said...

that was a fun poll to read...i always ask for a coke, or a diet...if i want root beer..i ask for a root beer...but new question...is it best foods? or hellmans? and it better be one of those...not salad dressing

Shaka said...

soda! don't like the word pop. and i thought that only people from florida called all soda's a coke! funny thing!

Dancin Queen said...

Linked over to you from Megan's sidebar. I recognize most of the names on your comments. How funny. Anyway, I love the whole idea of vernacular and how people insist that their way of saying things is better than someone else's. It makes me laugh. I say soda, but I grew up saying pop, and I have no idea when I made the switch. I think it might have been the 4 years we lived in KY.

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