So I was on my way in to work from the Deeg earlier today and as my bus pulled up to a red light, I couldn’t help but notice a promotional poster in the window of a fast food chain. The English text actually caught my eye and it gots me to thinking. Read on…

You’re probably wondering what the poster said by now. After scrounging through said franchise’s corporate mothership site, I came up empty handed so you’ll have to make-do without the visuals. The French part read “Une pointe et une boisson gazeuse pour $X.XX” while the considerably smaller (damn you, Bill 101!) English copy read “A slice and pop for $X.XX”. So what exactly caught my attention? Quite simply put the mention of “pop”. Who actually calls it pop nowadays?

Well, as crazy as it sounds, the interweb is actually overflowing in stats about who calls what drink what. Here are some stats i dug up which seem to be most relevant to Canadians:

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State/Province pop soda coke other Total
Total 120081 120991 48122 19420 308614 100.00%
Canada 10958 511 546 796 12811 4.15% 100.00%
Alberta 1694 51 53 32 1830 0.59% 14.28%
British Columbia 1999 89 46 65 2199 0.71% 17.16%
Manitoba 283 23 46 109 461 0.15% 3.60%
New Brunswick 417 18 11 5 451 0.15% 3.52%
Newfoundland 95 16 19 55 185 0.06% 1.44%
Northwest Territories 14 2 1 13 30 0.01% 0.23%
Nova Scotia 682 30 9 13 734 0.24% 5.73%
Nunavut 7 1 2 15 25 0.01% 0.20%
Ontario 5116 143 192 205 5656 1.83% 44.15%
Prince Edward Island 93 6 1 13 113 0.04% 0.88%
Quebec 107 117 143 232 599 0.19% 4.68%
Saskatchewan 425 13 21 19 478 0.15% 3.73%
Yukon 26 2 2 20 50 0.02% 0.39%
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