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Pop or Soda

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Feb 10, 2021.

Is Root beer, Coke, mountain dew a ?

  1. Pop

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  2. Soda

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  1. warrent

    warrent Friend of Leo's

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    Tonic but then again Boston's a place where they call milk shakes Frappes. A Boston milk shake is just milk and syrup no ice cream and then there are Cabinets but I digress.;)
     
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  2. Ronzo

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    Even worse was when I moved to South Florida from Long Island, NY. I went into an ice cream shop and asked for a chocolate ice cream soda. I was asked, “What kind of soda do you want us to use? Coke? Root Beer, Fanta Orange?”

    I was appalled. I said, “Those are floats. I want an ice cream soda.”

    Server said, “Those are ice cream sodas.”

    It was slow that lunch hour, and as an alumnus of Kelly’s Ice Cream in Bellerose, Queens, I calmly explained how to make an ice cream soda:
    • Take large soda glass, add 6 pumps of chocolate syrup (U-Bet preferred, @JL_LI :))
    • Add 2 inches of cold whole milk. Stir.
    • Add fountain carbonated water, drawn over the back of a spoon in the fountain stream, to avoid over-carbonation and spilling. Fill 2/3 full.
    • Add 1 scoop of desired ice cream (typically chocolate, but some prefer vanilla for a “Black and White”.
    • Balance a second scoop of desired ice cream on the edge of the glass. Serve with a straw and a long spoon.
    The server tried it, and pronounced it delicious. She made one for herself, and told her manager that he had to put it on the menu. :rolleyes:

    Ronzo... saving American culture, one Miami Subs at a time. :)
     
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  3. Dano-caster

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    I'm from Boston,grew up on the south shore and we always called it tonic."What kind? gimme a Dew".My Canadian relatives called it pop.By the way we always had ice cream in our Frappes...
     
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  4. Ronzo

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    Oh, yeah... a “Noo Yawk egg cream” follows the first three steps above, but fills the glass instead of going 2/3 full. No ice cream in an egg cream. No eggs, either. Just the milk froth on top from the carbonated water mixing with the milk.
     
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  5. Hobs

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    Around here, those are all "cold drinks". "Pop" and "soda"aren't heard. "Coke"sometimes, but not often. An actual Coke is a "Cocola" when spoken.
     
  6. NC E30

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    In North Carolina, we call them by their proper name, Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper, Cheerwine, etc... Anyone who asks for a soda or pop obviously ain't from around here.
     
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  7. clayfeat

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    I say 'soda' but this hasn't been easy. Those who call it 'pop' are quite vicious and crafty. I try to play it down but let's face it - it always gets physical. Using the Cobra Kai creed of strike first, strike hard, no mercy works pretty well in this situation. Good luck dudes.
     
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  8. daveIT

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    Grew up in northern Maine...my family always called it soda. My parents hardly ever bought it...I grew up on Kool-Aid which probably had more sugar. I thought it was a treat to get Tab when we went to grammie's house a few times a year.

    Pop is lame music and coke is something you snort.
     
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  9. ieatlions

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    Here in the U.K., I’ve never heard anyone refer to a sugary carbonated drink by anything other than Pop or it’s specific name.

    Pop:
    Coke(coca cola). Pepsi. Dr Pepper. Sprite. Fanta. Tango. 7up etc.

    Ppl here in Blighty tend to name the specific beverage. If I asked for a coke and someone gave me any other Brand of their choosing , I would question their ability to function independently.
     
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  10. Obsessed

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    Growing up in NorCal, I never used either term and rarely ever heard either. If wanted something to drink it would be "Coke or Pepsi". Something like that. Same with my parents and grandparents.

    BTW, no one, and I mean no one drank Mtn. Dew that I knew of until I went off to college.
     
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    Pop
     
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    Pop.




    The only thing Ohio and Michigan can agree on.
     
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  14. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    I never used either expression. It is what it is.

    Coke (No Coke, Pepsi! Cheeseburger Cheeseburger)
    7-Up
    Root Beer
    Dr. Pepper
     
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    Sweet Tea!
     
  16. HoodieMcFoodie

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    Soft drink
     
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    A Coke, 7-Up, root beer or Dr Pepper is a ____________ ???
     
  18. Davecam48

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    As Hoodie just pointed out to you all, anything you drink which is non-alcoholic is correctly referred to as a "soft drink"

    I shall ask Mr. Morrison if Australia can send a team of English teachers over there to ejamcate all youse "mericans in "how to tork proper Engrish!!! Why do yoo orlways make up silly names for such things ??????:p

    DC
     
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  19. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    Never enters my mind. I suppose that since Grape Nehi is no longer a thing I would say I’ll have a grape (or orange) soda. Pop is totally foreign to me. That’s as far as I can go. :twisted:
     
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  20. blue metalflake

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    Not soda, not pop.
    Probably call them by brand names or as a “soft drink”
     
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