Another fun map of America

I want to get back into blogging, there’s really no reason I stopped last week other than I was busy…  But I wasn’t really busy, I was snowed in doing nothing, and lost the momentum.  So instead of getting wiring, I was just browsing around.  And I came across this fun map via AmericaBlog:

I feel like I’ve spent my whole life in the 100% soda regions, but it seems like there’s a large swath of the country who think “pop” is normal and have no regard for copyright law and call it “coke.”  Man, flyover country is weird.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Yep, here in Georgia, it’s Coke. You ask for a Coke, and someone says “What kind of Coke?” I couldn’t zoom in on the map far enough to tell which parts of Georgia were classified as “other,” but I have never been there.

  2. I live in Cokeland, but I would use the word soda long before I’d ever use the word pop. Usually I just say, you want something to drink? Or, you want a soft drink?

  3. I’m a “soda” gal from Maine. I ordered it on a plane once and got a glass of club soda. Yuck.

  4. What’s with St. Louis? It’s screwing up the Midwest!

  5. It is pop!

    I have lived in pop and soda areas. I switched to soda when I was out West because people don’t understand when you say “pop”.

  6. Posted by Jennifer M. on February 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I’m assuming those breakdowns are at the county level? I’ve always been a soda person myself, though I get why Georgia is a coke kinda place. I’m guessing the soda:pop as taxi:cab? Can you find that map breakdown?

  7. Whether I’m drinking a Dr Pepper or a Mountain Dew, it’s always a “coke” for me.

  8. You mean to say Trademark law, not Copyright law. Thanks for sharing this!

  9. I live in Michigan by way of New York, and I get laughed at for saying soda instead of pop and sneakers instead of tennis shoes. The joke’s on them, because my husband, a native Michigander, now says soda and sneakers, and my son has never called them anything but that. I’m changing Michigan over, one person at a time.

  10. Alaska needs to get its shit together.

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