Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Drink Lotsa Soder Edition


It’s an overworked cliché that every region has their own nomenclature for flavored, carbonated drinks, be it soda, pop, or even just a generic “coke.”  No matter what you call it, though, it’s surprising how vehement opinions on matters of taste are.  Lately, I’ve discovered a preference for Diet Pepsi to that of Diet Coke, a development that I find a bit disconcerting, as I’ve had a lot of conversations with people who feel perhaps TOO strongly about the superiority of their favorite brand.  (There are also those who believe that diet soda is the devil, but it is the only kind I drink anymore.)  Years ago, I loved Dr. Pepper, but now find it to be overly sweet and somehow vaguely milky in flavor, echoing my mother’s third husband’s complaint that it tasted like prune juice.  A recent offhand social media remark about this phenomenon caused an unexpected chain of responses, which leads us to today’s carbonated query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) enjoys a good orange soder, and even used to love 7-Up Gold, a ginger ale type drink that didn’t quite taste like ginger ale, asking: Do you have a favorite flavor of soda pop?