Possibly a strange question, but I've noticed in the US there appears to be a difference between tights & hose. I always thought they were the same thing. Now in Ireland, we have tights (nylon, sometimes wool, in sheer or opaque, pain in the arse to wear, continually getting ladders in them although less so with opaque once) and stockings (as per tights but with the added joy of the garter belt).
So where do hose fit in??