Here's a cool map showing a breakdown of what people call soft drinks. Is it "soda" where you come from? Or is "pop" your drink of choice? Some just say "coke" as an all-encompassing term.
Those in the Northeast and West Coast say "soda" while the rest of the country prefers "pop" or "coke." This information is quickly being digested in the bowels of Republican National Headquarters to determine how it might be exploited come election time. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are already planning a smear campaign labelling liberals as "soda drinking pansies." Real patriots drink whiskey anyway.
see the map here.