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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivi22
    Canadians are generally known as pretty nice folk, but say soda to any one of us, and you'll be drinking your POP through a stra.... wait, that's not right....
    I may say Pop, but I really mean Soda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Unne
    It's pop. This thread can be closed now.
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    It's called soft drink where I am. But soda sounds so much better than pop.

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    I'm with Lindy on this one. Soft drink. I also find it that Masamune∙1600's post says...
    Quote Originally Posted by Masamune∙1600
    Quote Originally Posted by Dictionary.com
    1. A nonalcoholic, flavored, carbonated beverage, usually commercially prepared and sold in bottles or cans.
    In other words, a soft drink.
    ...further backing up that above all, the drinks are called "soft drinks".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoden
    Pop is a British word
    I've lived here for three years and not once have I heard anyone call a soft drink 'Pop'. Nor 'Soda', for that matter. When someone wants something to drink, they don't bother defining 'soft drink'. They say "Do you want a can of drink?" or sometimes they even call it 'Juice', 'Soft drink' or 'Fizzy drink' but never 'Soda' or 'Pop'.

    Searching for 'Pop' on sainsburys.co.uk's drink section just came up with wine, and even then 'Pop' was being used as a verb.
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    Bob...the definition he quoted actually is for Soft Drink and not for Soda XD

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    Oh. Haha, well, soda defaults to 'soft drink' in dictionary.com, so that pretty much says it all, then.
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    Its either Soft drink or Pop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loony BoB
    Oh. Haha, well, soda defaults to 'soft drink' in dictionary.com, so that pretty much says it all, then.
    That is because soda has one alternate definition. Pop on the other hand is used for way to many things.

    Pop as in papa(father)
    Pop music
    Pop...ulation
    Pop - soft drink
    POP - Point Of Purchase
    POP - Proof Of Purchase

    All of these are listed in the definition but since pop is a very versitile word it couldn't just put one of its slang terms on the top like they do for soda. Not to mention that pop can be used as a noun, adverb, verb and maybe even an adjective.

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    Ed just explained it.

    Pop is the whore in the world of words, and is thus wrong, as is Soda.

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