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Red State, Blue State — Pop State, Soda State

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting weary of the red state/blue state divide. To borrow a phrase, it’s time to move on to something more important, like The Great Pop vs. Soda Controversy.1

The preferred generic term for carbonated beverages has a geographic pattern similar to that for voting in presidential elections. The coasts prefer “soda,” with flyover country split between “pop” in the north and “Coke”2 in the south.

According to my brother, Bob:3 “For the record . . . soda is the most correct term . . . ” potentially in conflict with Controversy’s conclusion: “People who say ‘Pop’ are much, much cooler.”


  1. Hat tip: Instpundit
  2. Sorry, Coca-Cola trademark attorneys. 
  3. Who lives in Northern California.