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8 things Southerners say differently than everyone else

Business Insider Logo By Mark Abadi of Business Insider | Slide 2 of 9:  In most parts of the country, Coke is the common nickname for Coca-Cola. But in many parts of the South, coke with a lowercase C is just a term for soft drinks in general, a synonym for "soda" or "pop." So if you're in the South and you offer someone a coke, don't be surprised when they respond, "what kind?"

Coke

In most parts of the country, Coke is the common nickname for Coca-Cola.

But in many parts of the South, coke with a lowercase C is just a term for soft drinks in general, a synonym for "soda" or "pop."

So if you're in the South and you offer someone a coke, don't be surprised when they respond, "what kind?"

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