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in reply to I refer to a non-specified carbonated beverage as a:

I voted "soft drink" as I'm from Australia. Usually mine is a Coke. My wife enjoys a "spider", which is a carbonated drink (often Coke) with ice-cream in it. The other day she had a blue one - I don't know how she does it!

Cheers!