Thursday, June 24, 2010


Wasting time on the world wide web a little while back, I came across this graphic. This kind of stuff is interesting to me.  As you can see, it shows which parts of the US call their beverage "soda," "coke," or "pop." Is it accurate for you?

This map makes me think, maybe too hard.  But consider the following:  how much of what we consider to be truth (like I would consider calling my drink a "soda" truth) is actually true and right -- versus how much of our 'truth' is just a product of our upbringing and circumstances?

I think I'll get Freakonomics off the shelf this weekend...

1 comment:

  1. In the south (Tidewater, VA), we either called it "Coke" (and then you answered the question "What kind?" -- "Sprite" or "Dr. Pepper"...) or we called it a "soft drink."

    On a more relevant note, your insights are too good not to post more often, so I'm glad you are back in the saddle.