What do you call
1) a pair of chuck taylors (e.g. sneakers, tennis shoes, chucks)
2) a carbonated beverage (e.g. soft drink, soda, pop)
And 3) how do you pronounce "often" when talking to friends.
***please give your age, gender, "hometown region", and occupation.
ETA: Thanks for all the responses! Does anyone, by chance, know any children they can ask at the moment? Especially for the "often" question.