Message from kammerjunk in Everything Is Space #nsfw-da_share_zone
Just because it makes that sound
But you might call a song about being shot bang bang
An entire culture doesn't call it "boomstick"
You don't go into a gun store and ask to buy a boomstick
Here we go
The "common name" for an old anti-tank weapon coming from an instrument which barely actually exists definitely proves it
It's called soda
In the north it's pop
They used to say
Two differences are that it's still not based on the sound it makes though (although the original instrument might well be) and that the *official* name became bazooka (despite it also being used informally for big guns you hold on your shoulder)
Which means that at that point, it has nothing to do with soda being called pop
Or with a gun being called a bang
The bazooka is also related to some ways with the boomstick
Boomstick is a shotgun
Or with a piano being called a plonk or a guitar being called a twang
Blunderbuss is only called after a sound in Dutch with "thunder pipe"
The Dutch are a strong and industrious people.
Which, considering it's from the 1600s, is like calling a gun today a "firearm"
Do you think people call snorkels snorkels
On account of the snorkeling sound they make?
Considering it's a very unique sound that will *only* be made with a snorkel, maybe
Considering you posted a video of a beer bottle being opened, it sure doesn't seem like the same applies to "soda pop"
It is exactly why that is.
If you search for "soda pop sound" you will not get a beer bottle being opened
You'll get a sound now
If you open a glass bottle, a can, and a plastic bottle, you'll get three different sounds