Monday, March 2, 2009

monthly mad map mashup #4

Calling fizzy-drink soda seems to be a Californian thing, which is why we hear it alot through Hollywood celluloid. However it's interesting how Coke has become a generic name for it in the South. There are some border lands which reflect how those states are have mixed identities on a number of levels. For example Virgina, a borderline state during the American civil war and unsure of how 'Southern' or 'Northern' it really is. There is a weird pocket of soda in Missouri which is interesting because when it comes to voting it is a bellweather state. I wonder if pop dominating the north-west and central states would be used in Canada as well?

2 comments:

Bella said...

I think I got a bit confused with the generic coke thing when I was in Texas.

The Borg said...

Oops, the above comment was me.