I swear, sometimes Kansas seems like a foreign land. I've been here about a year now, and was stationed here with my parents when I was very young, but I still don't speak the language. This isn't just pop vs. soda either.
What I call maple bars, they call Long Johns. Seriously, I was craving maple bars for months before I figured that out, and not one donut shop employee could figure out what I wanted.
Tubing where I'm from is where you float down the river in an intertube with a cooler and hang out, over here it's an extreme sport, and people were shocked that I wanted to tube while pregnant.
We call them potato bugs, the rolly-polly ones, and over here I guess potato bugs only live on potatoes, go figure.
The list goes on and on. Anyone else have any stories like this? It's crazy how words and phrases can vary so much place to place.