TNSquire, You're right! In the south, all carbonated beverages are pretty much a "Coke". You might be going to the store to buy Cokes, but that might be Strawberry soda/pop, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, or whatever. If you ask for a Coke, many times the questions is What kind? I guess "Coke" is pretty synonomous(sp?) for pop, soda, and soft drink.