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Soda v. Pop? What do you say?

The soda v. pop discussion has been a heated one over the course of years. Despite the full name of soda-pop, people have been debating which part is mainly used to say. It all depends on the region that a person grew up in.

In the U.S., there are different regions of preference for calling the carbonated beverage a soda, pop, or coke. In the northern region, the term “pop” is commonly used while “soda” is used in the lower western and northern eastern coasts and “coke” in the south.

But what if a person moved around? It varies from person to person. One person, Cydney McKinney, moved from Indiana to Minnesota. “I prefer to say soda despite where I live. I learned to say it from my family,” she states.