Soda, Pop or Coke? The Linguistics of Food

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Bert Vaux is Professor of Phonology and Morphology at the University of Cambridge in the UK. He was formerly an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Harvard where he studied regional differences in words and pronunciation. He discusses the regionality of words like soda, pop, Coke and icing versus frosting.

Brice Russ is a graduate student at Ohio State studying linguistics. He created a Twitter app that allowed him to search through 400,000 tweets to dissect the regional differences in the use of soda, Coke and pop.