Fizzy Drinks

I have written several blog entries that highlight the difference between the English and American languages. Those posts have tended to assume that American English is a single language, but that is not always the case. This map of the US shows the name used in various parts of the country to describe fizzy drinks.

Here in California the term soda is used; confusing to Brits for whom unflavoured fizzy water is called Soda water. However that is not confusing as the name used in Texas and much of the Southwest; calling any fizzy drink “Coke” even when it is not Coca-Cola seems horribly confusing. Pop is a phrase that I have heard in the UK to describe fizzy drinks, but nothing like as common as fizzy drink or soft drink.

Published in: on 1 February, 2014 at 7:00  Leave a Comment  

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