Language is a funny thing. We have different names for things in different parts of the country. If you’re from the Midwest, you drink Pop. Here in the Northeast, it’s called soda. I’ll never forget the first time I heard that one. Pop? What’s Pop? Ohhhhhh, you want a soda! Ha!. But the differences in language can be between places that are pretty close. For instance, I have relatives in Springfield, MA, the birthplace of modern Basketball, and the Basketball Hall of Fame. So one day just before lunch, one of my relatives up there in Springfield asked me if I wanted a Grinder. A what? A grinder, you know, some meat and cheese on long bread. Ahhh, you mean a Hero? Yesssss.
I guess the same thing goes for the terms Mailing Stickers and Address Stickers. I would never have thought to call them stickers.Stickers were the things that came free in a cereal box. Stickers of your favorite action hero’s (not Grinders), or stickers with slogans, or funny little comics that you could stick on the outside of your school book cover.
It’s pretty rare that I hear somebody call Mailing Labels and Address Labels by the monikers Mailing Stickers or Address stickers, but it happens. I haven’t come up with a geographical pattern yet. People in Warshington will say Mailing Stickers, as well as folks pahhking their cahh in Hahhhhvid Yaahhd, as well as folks with cayts in their layps watchin Da Bears in Chicago. maybe there’s some linguist out there who can figure it out.