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Soda or Pop
Although these debates sometimes get heated they are always in good humor. What is great about it is that just about everyone has an opinion about it depending where they grew up and sides can be taken very quickly. Once in a class the professor had a can of soda (see even my prejudice comes out here), and one student mentioned that the correct term was pop and for the next ten minutes the entire class debated the topic.
The one place that I have seen a cop out is at the local Wegmans where the soda aisle is labled as Soda Pop. So remember although sometimes you want to rip your hair out from stress, freindly banter is a great way to relieve it.
O yeah and the correct term is Soda.