Pop v. Soda v. Coke
This color-coded map was based on the responses of 120,464 people. Reds say “coke,” blues say “pop” and yellows say “soda.” Click the link for a giant version of the map.
What do you call soft drinks? (I think only writers call them soft drinks. Like “melee” and “fracas” and “chagrin,” it’s a term we only really see written.)
When I was a kid, I’m pretty sure I called them all cokes, regardless of brand.