Fizz (in soda/pop - bubbles of carbon dioxide)

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,

I heard that the "gas" (carbon dioxide) - added to soft drinks (commonly known as "soda" or "pop") - and that creates bubbles in them, cannot be called "gas", but "fizz" in everyday conversation. My question: does "fizz" sound natural/correct in the examples I made below?

a. This soda tastes bad! It lost all its fizz.
b. You didn't put the top on the bottle, and the pop lost some of its fizz.
c. Drink it now or it'll lose its fizz.

Thank you in advance!
  • Chez

    Senior Member
    English English
    Yes, fizz is the right word to use in these everyday phrases.

    In the first example, you need the present perfect: it's lost all its fizz (because the first part is in the present tense).

    The present perfect is also possible (and, to me, more natural) in the second example (something you did in the recent past – not put the top on – has produced a result in the present).
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