Waterloo. Little Big Horn. Trafalgar. Tippecanoe. Hastings. No doubt these are some of the most documented and studied conflicts in history. So what new bloody struggles can scholars turn their learned brains to?
Pop vs. Soda. Eh? Yup. This has now crossed over to academia. Sort of… well, there’s a site about it anyway. It’s tied to the East Central University of Oklahoma. (Clearly the leader in the field of segregated carbonated beverage colloquialisms in relation to American geography.)
I grew up in the Midwest. I called it ‘pop.’ I moved to Pennsylvania as a young adult. I called it ‘pop’ and sometimes ‘soda’ if the present company seemed more like a ‘soda’ kind of crowd. I’ve vacationed in the South. They call it ‘Coke’ even if it’s Sprite. (RC Cola is also much more prevalent in the Southern states. Sometimes if you ask for a ‘Coke’ there, you’ll receive an RC. You just need to be more laid back really. That’s kind of the way of the South.)
What does it all mean? I dunno. But I’m not sure it qualifies as a battle or controversy really… 😉 (Do you think I can major in that subject at ECU? Perhaps a Bachelors Degree in Beverage Diversity? Hmmmm…) Check out the site and enjoy the interactive map of beverage slang terminology.
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