Friday, September 12, 2008

Defenders of the Pop frontier

Begone ye soda believers. Finally, definitive proof that we are indeed part of the 'midwest' and defenders of the "Pop" frontier comes from this amazing map.




Even more amazing, there is a web site and an entire research program built around the pop vs. soda 'controversy': http://popvssoda.com:2998/ It has extensive pop-stats and interactive maps.

I want to know the appropriate way to order pop in the places where 'other' rules? and is the one defining characteristic of the "Great Lakes" region it's semantic 'Pop' linkages (except for the Soda apostates between Chicago and Green Bay)?

1 Comments:

Anonymous Evergrey said...

Actually, it just means Western Pennsylvania was part of Faygo's market territory... who popularized the term "pop". Would you consider "soda" cities St. Louis and Milwaukee not part of the Midwest? Nah... they apparently just weren't part of Faygo's territory back in the day.

Sunday, September 14, 2008 1:57:00 PM  

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