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

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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