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Everyday things that have totally different names throughout the US

Geography Story: Everyday things that have totally different names throughout the US

When you travel from state to state in the USA, you can encounter some words that have totally different meanings in different areas. Read on to learn more about how everyday items are called throughout the country.



Which of these words do you use? Do you know any other names for these things?

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55 Comments
LeRoy Johnston
About the Freeway or Highway, either one is O.K., But My Question is, Why do We Park in the Driveway, and Drive on the Parkway?? L.O.L.
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Oct 9, 2019 1:33AM
davidrhal
Faucet in Scotland is the toilet
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May 21, 2020 3:57AM
Peter Robertson
lilysvn, A freeway was originally a road you didn't have to pay on,as opposed to a toll road or turnpike. To designate an ordinary highway a freeway is incorrect. In Australia they use freeway for the highway,incorrectly,I say!
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Apr 13, 2020 4:33PM
Carla Stiver
LeRoy Johnston, you are correct. Here in Houston, freeways run parallel and on both sides of interstates. Freeways serve as the means to enter/exit surface streets, as well as parking lots etc. It is forbidden to have entrances and exits to the aforementioned from the interstate. In Houston, as well as, many major metropolitin cities, freeways and highways are distinct.
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Apr 2, 2020 4:48PM
Sandy Deland
Coke iS called tonic in the N e
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Mar 16, 2020 11:46AM
lilysvn
All freeways are highways, but not every highway is a freeway. A freeway is a "controlled-access" highway — also known as an express highway — that's designed exclusively for high-speed vehicular traffic.
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Mar 3, 2020 10:49PM
markdclark
LeRoy Johnston, Stephen Wright asked that 40 years ago
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Feb 23, 2020 1:15PM
ninakamwene
Good to know, and thank you from a person from the City of Angeles in the Golden state.
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Feb 9, 2020 1:47AM
ginatatewof
LeRoy Johnston, 😂😂😂🤣 really good one 😂😂😂
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Feb 4, 2020 5:00PM
Skip Hayden
Living in Central Canada, 1-sub; 2-cart; 3-sprinkles; 4-highway/freeway; 5-tap/faucet; 6-pancake ; 7-soda/couch ; 8-crayfish; 9-running shoes; 10-pop; 11-firefly
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Feb 1, 2020 5:54PM
石井徹
Read various expressions used in states.
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Jan 11, 2020 7:01PM
catsmeow
That was interesting. Thank you
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Dec 23, 2019 10:13AM
Don Knight
Jeff Devenberg, In the south Jeff the correct spelling is Po Boy.
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Dec 13, 2019 6:55AM
Don Knight
Po Boys for "subs" in the deep south.
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Dec 13, 2019 6:53AM
jrpopstaylor
Potato, tater, spuds. Grits, Georgia ice cream. That's why there's no such test for a persons IQ because it depends on what part of the world you live in. Some places have what American people call vulgar language but it's their language they were taught. So if you hear a dirty word while overseas, be sure to check out the meaning.
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Nov 12, 2019 4:50PM
Joell Yates
Sue Simon, so does mine. Central Ohio but from Ky
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Nov 5, 2019 4:50PM

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