I moved to Western New York (Buffalo, specifically) from Long Island. It might not seem like much of a move because it's still within the same state, but it was getting near as far as you can go and still be in the same state. Certain little things are different here than what I was used to before (like what to call carbonated non-alcoholic beverages), and there's a difference in mentality (not going into it, but there's a distinct "negativity" about downstate up here) and economics. I'm just wondering who else here has some interesting tidbits to share about moving to a new place and some of the funky different things you encountered. This could be from moving a large distance away, or simply moving from city to country or vice versa. There are a lot of people here on BYC, so please be aware that what one person finds "strange" another may find "normal." Everything is relative to personal experience, but I thought there could be some funny stories to share. ETA -- OK, to get the ball rolling, I was once told that someone brought in home-made "pigs-in-blankets" for us to eat after our shift (I work in a restaurant). I thought "great, little hot-dogs wrapped in crescent rolls...no thanks." What I saw was a dish of cabbage-wrapped uncased-sausage or meatball mix, served in a tomato sauce (still didn't eat it, though...). I was intrigued, and asked where the recipe originated. Apparently, it's a Polish thing (lots of people of Polish descent in Buffalo) with an Americanized name ("pigs-in-blankets"). When I described what I knew as "pigs-in-blankets" they said they never heard of hot-dogs wrapped in crescent rolls being called that. Interesting....ok, maybe that's boring....so add some of your own funny stories.