Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pop vs. Soda: the Great Debate



What did you call a carbonated soft drink in your home town? Pop vs. Soda is attempting to plot regional variation in the usage of "Pop", "Soda" or (shudder) "Coke." At the national level "Pop" is narrowly beating "Soda." Go to popvssoda.com to share your preference. As the site says "People who say 'Pop' are much, much cooler."

6 comments:

  1. I wonder if Alaska is really the microcosm this graphic makes it out to be, or just a victim of poor sampling.

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  2. Whilst in Ann Arbor, you must call it "pop" or we will know you are not around here....

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  3. @Levent, there are just under 900 votes from Alaska compared to 27000 from Michigan.

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  4. Interesting that Michigan has contributed far more votes (~27,000) than any other state (<22,000 from second place Pennsylvania).

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  5. this is relevant:
    http://themittenstate.com/Mens-Pop-Not-Soda-Michigan-T-Shirt.html

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