I’ve spent most of my life calling the carbonated, flavored beverage of choice in my life “pop”.
A room-mate in college from the other side of the state assured me that the correct name was “soda”.
Still another said that the right name was “soda pop” and that, like other things in my hometown, we focused on the rear end of things.
I don’t think that was a compliment.
Although I spent a fair amount of time training in Atlanta years ago, I don’t recall them calling all types of carbonated beverages “coke”.
For what it’s worth, today I mostly call my carbonated beverages of choice “flavored seltzer water”.
It’s not on the map. Kind of like me.
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