Pop vs. Soda. What Is It In Idaho?
It's an argument that can keep the office buzzing for an hour or more. And it's important!
How do you refer to soft drinks? Pop, coke, soda, or something else? Here's what most people in Idaho say.
Growing up in Nebraska, my family called it pop. Then I moved to Texas and everyone there called it coke, whether it was a Dr. Pepper, a Sprite, or a Coke. Weirdos. Those nutty Texans also give bull parts that cute name "rocky mountain oysters." Oh wait, we do too.
I always referred to the individual soft drinks by their given name, so if I wanted a Diet Coke, I'd ask for a Diet Coke. It's just crazy enough to work, and I've found it's not too hard to carve out that kind of time in the day to go ahead and use the whole title instead of a nickname. Idk.
Calling soft drinks "soda" seems a little pretentious, but you are cool and if that's what you call it, you give it some major cool points and everyone should call it that.
No matter how you refer to that category of beverage, soft drink consumption is down across the US, Idaho included,, and ABC News says it's the lowest point in 30 years. Energy drinks may be infringing upon the soft drink territory, or the drop in popularity may be because us health-conscious types are worried about sugar, artificial sweeteners and caffeine intake. (Or just sugar and artificial sweetener intake.)
Do you drink pop? If not on a daily basis, it is still delicious on a Friday at happy hour with booze, moonshine, liquor, or whatever you call it.