Soft Drink Names Debate - Austin, TX

Discuss the national Soft Drink Names debate in Austin, TX.

What do you call a carbonated soft drink?

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Austin, TX

#1 Aug 21, 2011
It's so freakng annoying if someones asks you what kind of "coke" you would like when they are really referring to soda. Dx

San Antonio, TX

#2 Aug 22, 2011
It is what they always have been called ,in this part of the country .

Austin, TX

#4 Aug 30, 2011
I use the term soda and coke equally.

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Since: Dec 10

Austin, TX

#5 Aug 31, 2011
Because I grew up with the term!

San Marcos, TX

#6 Sep 2, 2011
its what I heard my whole life
El Cid

Round Rock, TX

#7 Sep 2, 2011
LOL, soda water is the term I grew up with though I generally refer to it by brand name when ordering one in an establishment.
My family came to Austin in 1848 and oral history talks of going to Tom Moore General Store on the corner of 6th and Congress for a soda and or a float. This was after the War of Northern Aggression right up until the later 1890s.
In 1881 they hitched their wagons to come watch the capital building burn as they wanted to cheer yankee legislatures roast as they were in session. There was a large crowd and the fire department had a hard time laying out hose long enough to reach the nearest hydrant, half a mile or more away.
Not long after the war Yankee Carpetbaggers were also routinely tarred, feathered, and then thrown off of the new and then only bridge over the river, a pontoon bridge. People would pay a nickle just to watch and jeer.

United States

#8 Sep 21, 2012
Its what i grew up calling it. Soda is the 1st word in soda-pop
El Cid

Austin, TX

#9 Sep 21, 2012
In Texas it is called Coke, no matter what you are actualyl referring to. I am from Texas but out in the country we called it pop.

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