Apparently there are several different ways to say the same word or refer to the same idea. HERE is an interactive map to see what parts of the country refer to sugared carbonated beverages as soda or pop (by the way, it is correctly called soda). Among some other interesting things on the list are how you pronounce “et cetera”, “especially”, whether you “mow the lawn” or “cut the grass”. Some of the items I had no idea there were different expressions for, like “catty-corner” instead of “kitty-corner”. And I was amazed that in my region there were so many people who didn’t know a “roly-poly” is called a roly-poly”.
Dialect Survey — Do you call it “soda” or “pop”?
June 8, 2013 by 18 Comments