We New Englanders do have our own terms. To me, a washcloth is something you'd use to clean appliances and cars, etc. In the area of MA I grew up in, soda was called tonic. You guys probably call it pop.
Ah--yes! (Mom's family from New Bedford area). But no, we call it "soda," though when I visited Canada, and asked for a soda, they asked if I had an upset stomach, and wanted a seltzer tablet. They call it "pop." LOL
I do, but not because the ones on towels bother me. For some reason, my cat leaves the towels alone until he sees the tag and then he plays with the tags and that usually means some snagged up, nasty looking towels. I cut them off so he's not tempted to play with them.
HA!!! We have some mischievous kitties, but that's a new one! None of ours have ever gone after the towel tags! I leave the tags on, so I can tell 'up' from 'down,' and don't use the 'feet' end the next time on my hair. lol (we need 2 uses per!)
Nope, don't cut the tags off towels. If they interfere with them looking nice on the towel rack I might consider removing them otherwise they don't bother me. I say face cloth ; my mother was from Boston. Now I am going to have to notice what Californians call them .