These last few posts are exactly what I was talking about when we started this thread. If I was to ask for an elephant ear in SoCal, I would be referred to a nursery to get a plant that looks like a Canna. It is kind of fun to listen in on a conversation when someone who is used to ordering a certain item tries to do so in a place where that item is called by another name. When you order a cup of coffee..plain old coffee, in the west it will be black with nothing added, in New England it will normally have cream in it or attached and is referred to as REGULAR. I guess if you want it Black, you must ask for it, (and probably be charged extra for the special treatment???
Charlie, Now that I am a registered Hoosier I ask for soda too!
Stan, Good luck on the house hunt. We have an open kitchen/family room arrangement (just the two of us also) that allows us to share space/tv/computer/kitchen in an open area that makes being together something more than squeezed into a compact space. I encourage you to keep that open-space priority in your search.
When I exchange messages with a Czech cousin, he often refers to the U S A as 'one culture'. As we share more with each other in this one forum, I am really gaining more respect for the intricate web of sub-cultures in which we live, but seldom view as a whole...or appreciate!
Any other descriptor differences between regions??