The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture
Soda, Pop, or Coke? - One of the clearest regional differences in the U.S. can found by tracking the words people use to refer to soft drinks. Pop or soda, or even Coke, these small linguistic differences are not as small as we might think. While “soda” commands the Northeast and West Coast (green) and “pop” is in between (black), “Coke” reigns in the south (turquoise).