On to much less serious topics. On a flight to Washington on Monday, I was reading the US Airways magazine and saw an article on rubber bands, entitled "Quite the Stretch," by Kostya Kennedy. Among other things, it noted, In Pittsburgh, some call rubber bands "gum bands" -- the only place in the U.S. where that slang is used.
This got me wondering, can you come up with other items that have a particular slang version in a unique part of the country? Please submit them here. (Don't tell me about a sub being a hero in some areas and a hoagie in others. Please only submit examples of a single moniker for an item that is totally different from what is used in the the rest of the country.)
Another assignment: Provide examples of words that mean their opposite. For instance, cleave means both to join together and to pull apart. Extra credit: Provide the term that describes such words. Try this without using the web to find them, ok? Honor system.