lonewolf wrote:Interesting pop/soda/coke map.. my recollections is that the common term for soft drinks in SW OK was either "pop" or "soda pop" or, generically, "coke" but do not recall term "soda " being in common use.
I don't think I've ever heard "coke" being used generically to include any flavored carbonated beverages. That seems very strange to me.
But the strangest example of that sort of thing that I've ever come across was in Kenya, about 10 years ago, when I realized that the locals there referred to any road or cross-country race of any distance as a "marathon". I've since seen this strange usage even in print--a few months ago I saw a mention in a Nairobi newspaper of a marathon. Reading the story closely, I figured out that the race in question was actually a 10K.