Soda, Pop, or Coke: Which is Correct?

(I want to apologize in advance: My space bar is acting up.I’ll do my best to proofread and catch the mistakes,but if some slip by me, please don’t be too upset. Please..I beg of you.)

Where I’m from, most people say pop. My family, being from multiple states, switches between soda and pop, so I say both, soda more frequently. But APPARENTLY, there are people who call soda in general coke. And that’s…Just not right.

You see, I’ve had a few run-ins with these particular people while working at my local Dairy Queen.¬†They would come through drive-thru and, when asked what they wanted to drink, they’d say coke.”But why is that such a big deal?” Well…It’s a big deal because they’d want root beer. ROOT BEER IS NOT COKE PEOPLE. When you order a Coke, you’re going to get a Coke. I’m not a mind reader. If you want a root beer, then that’s what you need to order. What you don’t need to do is get shitty with me because I gave you a Coke since that’s what you said. And if you ask to speak to my manager and tell them you ordered a Coke and that’s what I gave you, they’ll look at you like you’re insane. Especially if they’re wearing the second headset and they heard you order. Because then,technically, there’s nothing wrong with your order, since you were given what you asked for, regardless of whether it’s what you meant or not. You need to say what you mean because, as I said, I’m not a mind reader, and I don’t think anyone else is either.

I have a neighbor who calls soda Coke. He was talking to my roommate once and when she said soda, he corrected her, saying “It’s Coke.” ..She was drinking a Dr. Pepper. THAT’S NOT COKE GOOD SIR. Neither one of us can understand it. I guess I should just start calling all animals cats, if that’s the logic here.

I don’t care if you say soda or pop, and, I guess, calling it all Coke isn’t the end of the world if you’re not an ass when you’re given the wrong drink. Unless you actually wanted a Coke. Then…Congratulations. You got a Coke.