Do you call a generic beverage for soda or pop, or something else? I call it soft drink. It is interesting to see the regional differences on the "Great Pop vs. Soda Controversy" map. [Via Blog Business World.] Coca-Cola company must be glad that so many people call it coke, but as I learned in Marketing 101, the company could be in trouble if people are using a genericized trademark.
Related: My post, WHAT ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRY DO YOU BELONG IN?