Friday, January 21, 2011


You've probably heard that Starbucks is introducing a new size of drink.

I just happened to come across this graphic on the Internet somewhere. It might not be scientifically accurate to the millimeter, but you can get an idea here about what people are putting into their stomachs.

Oh, by the way, that word "pop" in the phrase "average pop can" refers to a category of carbonated beverage that people drink in the West, for instance where I'm from. Very similar to "soda" that people drink out here in the East, but pop tastes better. And is better for you.


Anonymous Robert said...

Where I grew up in the deep south all soft drinks were called "coke;" as in "Would you like a coke?" "I'll have an orange coke."

January 22, 2011 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you might have just been in a weird pocket, Robert

back in the 60s, Coke used to employ lawyers to go around the country and order "Cokes" and if the establishment gave them anything else, they get a lawsuit

soda, btw, is a much more sophisticated beverage than "pop"

January 22, 2011 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Northwest Florida is definitely an odd pocket.

I think it's really a phenomenon of southern speech, though. That may be why Coke had to have the undercover squads.

January 22, 2011 9:23 AM  
Blogger JimK said...

We used "coke" in a generic sense too, like Billy's mom might have brought us cokes, but when it came time to put your dime down you told the guy what kind of pop you wanted.


January 22, 2011 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the midwest flavored carbonated drinks are called "soda pop," often shortened to "pop." The midwestern accent flattens the vowel so it sounds like "pap."

January 23, 2011 10:41 AM  

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