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Monday, June 10, 2013

St. Louis: A "Soda" Land Bridge to "Pop" and "Coke" Country

Posted By on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 8:37 AM

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The website Pop Vs. Soda has been tracking the great soft-drink debate since at least 2007. Its map below is nearly the same to the one referenced above.

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Then again, perhaps St. Louis isn't so much a land bridge that allows the pop and coke speakers safe passage to each other's territory. Maybe our use of the word "soda" is more like a grand compromise?

With St. Louis (and much of Missouri) firmly in the soda camp, we help balance out all three terms for a soft drink -- coke, soda, pop -- and thus keep the nation free from strife. It's happened before. Of course, the peace didn't last long. (Let's hope we chose the just -- and winning -- side this time.)

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