December 24, 2004

Pop Map

I love maps like this. Found on The Conglomerate blog. Click on it to see it in its full glory. The site it originates from is called PopVsSoda.com:

It depicts how people in different parts of the country refer differently to "pop" or "soda" or "coke".

I'd love to see a similar map done for "sack", "bag", and other terms to describe bags. It took me a long time to figure out what this "sack" thing was grocery store clerks were asking about when I moved west in the 80s. "Sack it?" they'd say, and I'd be like, huh? :-)

This also reminds me of the reactions Jesse creates whenever anyone sees him. I've written about it before here in the blog: some people excitedly exclaim, "Spuds McKenzie!" While others exclaim, "That's the dog from Patton!" Just recently I finally had someone go, "There's the Target dog!" I'd love to see an English Bull Terrier map of the US....

Posted by brian at December 24, 2004 06:39 AM

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