Which Is It? “Soda” or “Pop?”
Whether it's an ice-cold Pepsi or Coca-Cola, we all like to enjoy a refreshing soft beverage once in a while. But what do you call this drink?
Last week, Mark and I wanted to see if listeners were on Team Pepsi or Team Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola came out victorious, but then we thought of another debate question that seems to come up. Do you call a soft drink "soda" or "pop?" Mark likes POP! He says there's a lot of pop in his pantry at the ready when the family is home. For me, I switch off between both words. Sometimes I'll say at a restaurant, "What kind of diet soda do you have?" I'll even say to a friend, "Can I have a pop?" Even on the show, I said I like soda. It just depends.
The final results from our Facebook poll are in! This is what our listeners had to say:
Soda: 19 votes
Pop: 57 votes
Some of our listeners said that the technical term for soft drinks is "soda-pop," which means no one is right or wrong. Others said they also switch off between the words as well. What do you call your favorite soft beverage?