What Do You Call Sweetened Carbonated Beverages?

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During my first week of college, a hallmate from the south baffled me with his drink order:

"Y'all have cokes? Great, I'll have a Sprite." 

As today's map confirms, there are lots of places where "coke" doesn't necessarily mean Coca-Cola. What do people call soft drinks in your neck of the woods?

The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly. Today's map was created by Joshua Katz, who is a superstar. He also created this New York Times quiz, which was one of the most shared things ever. His series of dialect maps that ran on Business Insider has been viewed over 36 million times.

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