A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 16, 2017
“How much does a bottled soft drink cost?"/"About a dollar a pop, soda speak.”

"Soda speak” is a jocular version of “so to speak” and was entered into the Urban Dictionary on May 8, 2013. A riddle was posted on Reddit—Dad Jokes on June 16, 2017:

Q: How much do Coke bottles cost?
A: About a dollar a pop, soda speak.



Twitter
Sean Hogarty‏
@VacaBoca
Replying to @YuriLowenthal
@YuriLowenthal I award you the title ‘King of Pop’, soda speak.
4:34 PM - 21 Nov 2010

Twitter
#ThatBoiJJ‏
@JeVarianJ
So to speak....they ask me if i “can” talk , but no ones ever heard “soda speak” *pop!*
9:14 PM - 9 May 2013

Urban Dictionary
soda speak
Another version of “so to speak”, a completely useless expression often combined with other useless expressions like “it is what it is” or “back in the day”.
(...)
by It takes balls to go by “Dick” May 08, 2013

Twitter
Abbi Crutchfield‏
@curlycomedy
This is one tired pop. I’m all fizzed out. Soda speak. - your dad
11:19 AM - 31 Aug 2014

Twitter
Natalie Weizenbaum‏
@nex3
we decided to pop into this soft drink store, soda speak
6:38 PM - 21 Aug 2016 from Rocket Fizz

Reddit—Dad Jokes
How much do Coke bottles cost? (self.dadjokes)
submitted June 16, 2017 by rigglesbee
About a dollar a pop, soda speak.

The Amazingly Lame Joke of the Day
Saturday, June 17, 2017
How much does a bottled soft drink cost?
About a dollar a pop, soda speak.
Posted by Tim Wycislak at 1:31 AM

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, June 16, 2017 • Permalink