Wednesday, June 3, 2009

It's Called Soda

Dialect maps are fun. They're particularly interesting for American English, which has lots overlapping changes. The soda/pop/coke split is sharper than I would have imagined:

It's interesting to me that eastern Wisconsin and the St Louis area would be islands of soda in a sea of pop.

1 comment:

Elephantschild said...

The St. Lois area and Wisconsin are heavily settled by German Lutherans.

Which proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God himself calls it "soda."