I know I know, we’ll all defend our name for fizzy drinks until we die. But where I come from, it’s called pop. Because that’s what it does. It pops. And it looks like 80-100% of the folks in my home county (Sandusky County, Ohio) agree with me. Now, call me crazy, but there’s an awful lot of blue on this map. but I am also aware that it appears in many sparsely populated areas.
But on this Friday, I will proudly order a pop from any restaurant, and I will drink a pop any time of day. And if you ask me for a soda or a Coke, I’m just gonna say, “You mean a pop?”