Depending on where you live, you might have a different word for common things than others. In Wisconsin, drinking fountains are called bubblers. In the Midwest, a soda is called “pop.” In New England, sprinkles go by “jimmies.” And my grandma calls her couch a “Davenport.”
While many of these fun language variations are regional, there are also some names for common, everyday items that are created within individual households. For instance, when I was growing up, the TV remote was called “the poker.” Similarly, my husband and I started referring to tiny Tupperware containers as “goobles” years ago and for whatever reason, the name has stuck.
Apparently, there’s also some variation on what people call the end slices of a loaf of bread. You know the ones. They’re the pieces most people leave for last.
But I had no idea just how much variation there was until I came across this Twitter thread.