Is it the most scientific research? Nah. Nor is it the most recent. Doesn’t mean we can’t get a lighthearted conversation going with the Primary behind us, and it’s still a very cool example of crowdsourcing that’s bubbling up now across a few different blogs nationwide.
Using some contextual clues based on Web-language around the United States and a less than exact survey, researchers plotted the nomenclature that different areas of the country use to describe soft drinks. The result is one pretty excellent and awesome map that breaks down who calls bubbly drinks “Soda,” “Pop,” “Coke” or something else.
Looking closely at the map, you’ll note that DC is one of the most diverse regions (likely due to the conglomeration of Yankees like me who know Soda is correct and Midwesterners who confuse a beverage with their father):
So, loyal We Love DC readers – what is it? If anyone says Tonic, I’ll be decently upset.