posted on Mar, 4 2018 @ 02:35 AM
originally posted by: chelsdh
...What do you guys call soda? The locals here call it “pop”. I’ve always referred to all sodas as “coke”.
Scotland is (AFAIK) the ONLY country in the world where Coca-Cola is NOT the best selling fizzy soda pop drink!
We LOVE the fact that the mighty coca-cola corporation can't figure out WHY!!!! It's hilarious and has much to do with our wicked sense of humour and
stubborn nature!!!! (We like giving the middle finger to "what's expected" of us.)
Anyway, the earliest versions of sweet soda-pop style drinks here were all flavoured with ginger, so (especially in central Scotland) most fizzy pop
was referred to simply as "Ginger". ("I'm thirsty - I think I'll have a bottle of Ginger")
But, there are so many brands and flavours available nowadays that we more commonly use the specific brand names or generic flavours...
"I think I'll have a coke or a pepsi, maybe a Fanta Orange? Hey they have Limeade, Orangeade, even Pineappleade and some weird American Bubble Gum
"Soda" here is just fizzy water "soda water", usually used as a mixer for alcoholic drinks "I'll have a Whisky & Soda please".
"Pop" is when you burst a balloon.
I deliberately didn't mention which fizzy drink outsells the mighty coke here....
edit on 4-3-2018 by Gordi The Drummer because: I wanted to fix the text, grammar etc and to add info and... you get the idea!