Do You Say Soda or Pop: The Eternal Debate
When a Midwesterner and an East Coaster meet up for some icy beverages, one will order a “soda,” while the other will order a “pop.” Which one are you?
A data scientist at Twitter has taken the eternal debate a step further and analyzed tweets across the world to see what regions are more likely to call their carbonated beverage “soda” or “pop.”
Edwin Chen’s data supports the traditional belief that folks down the center of the US and in the northeast prefer “pop,” while those in more southern locations are more likely to order a “Coke,” regardless of what brand or flavor of drink they actually end up with. East Coast folks seemed to tweet the word “soda” more than any other location.
So — what do you call it?