Pizza and pop

My friends at school love that we say "pop". No, not really. Today is a movie night for the grad students, with "pizza and pop" served before. This is like the slogan for the Grad Student Senate, (Srah, please please please work on their website, they don't even have a list of events up!). Every function is accompanied by "pizza and pop". But Ally and Joanna are from the east and west coasts, not respectively, so they say soda. They hate the word pop. I told them within the next 5 years, they'll start saying pop. I'm really gonna push it. And being from the midwest, I sure am going to throw in the incredibly nasal ah sound right in the middle!

cheryl - Wednesday, 10 September 2003 - 11:51 AM

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gravatar katie - September 10, 2003 - 1:24 PM -

Pop. That's what one does to a bubble. Or bubble wrap. Or Srah's dreams. It is something that happens to you when you eat too much. Or it is a sound you hear when your tire goes over a nail. In the world of Dr. Seuss, it refers to your paternal unit - something to be hopped upon.

It is not a consumable.

gravatar Stephen - September 10, 2003 - 1:28 PM -

Soda just sounds so funny. In Canada, we NEVER use soda. That's one way that we can tell who's Canadian, and who's American, lol.
Go pop go! ;)

gravatar katie - September 10, 2003 - 1:38 PM -

But soda is what makes it fizzy. It's a good word association. Pop is just...silly.

gravatar Matt - September 10, 2003 - 6:27 PM -

Being from the East Coast, I am, of course, with Katie.

But at least you don't call everything "Coke", like those silly southerners.

gravatar srah - September 10, 2003 - 6:47 PM -

You have FRIENDS?!

gravatar Greg - September 10, 2003 - 7:08 PM -

This is no laughing matter.

"Pop" is seriously annoying.

gravatar Daniella - September 10, 2003 - 7:22 PM -

"pop" or "soda," either is a better choice than "soft drink" or "sweet carbonated beverage."

gravatar Daniella - September 10, 2003 - 7:23 PM -

Unless, of course, "sweet carbonated beverage" is said in a Homer Simpson voice :)

gravatar richard - September 11, 2003 - 7:50 AM -

sweeeeet carbonated bevvvvridge

gravatar katie - September 11, 2003 - 9:16 AM -

'soft drink'. What's up with that one? There's nothing soft about it. When I think soft, I think Snuggle the Bear. I don't think bubbles that sting if I drink too fast, or make me snort when the CO2 gas goes up my nose...

gravatar Mr. Hibbity Gibbity - September 11, 2003 - 12:35 PM -

How about . . . 'soda pop'?

See, I really am a peacemaker at heart.

(POP all the way baby! Ah yeah!)

gravatar Cheryl - September 11, 2003 - 1:13 PM -

Yes, I have friends. Thanks.

gravatar Lisa Paul - September 12, 2003 - 6:36 PM -

It's not just the midwest and Canada. Here in Oregon, we say "pop" too. My sister who moved to California has gone over to the dark side, and says "soda" now.

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