June 4 2004
Some of the recent topics haven't garnered
much in the way of commentary...this one should do it, though.
Here are survey results for the US -- where is it called "pop" and where is it called "soda". Oh, and the south, where it's just "Coke" regardless of flavour. Apparently, "tonic" wasn't given as a choice to those based in the Boston area.
Since I've learned to adopt to local culture as much as possible, I tend to use the regional preferred term as I travel.
(thanks for the link, Kitty)