Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thongs verses thong

In Johno's weekly "what is it" last week. He stated that there is a misunderstanding of the word Thong (Sandels) between Aussies and Yanks.

I looked them up on Wikipedia. This what it said they are called in the U.S.

In the United States , they are generally known as flip-flops, thongs, and zories.
I knew them as Zori Thongs when I was growing up in the 60s.

Now a thong, to us (Yanks) is a swim suit or a thong bikini. They are nice to see on young women, but not so nice on obese people.


dieter said...

Just make sure you don't mix up your thongs, it might be awkward

Johnno said...

yep, good call Dieter...not a nice Aussie thong shoved up ya clacker

Sue said...

In the UK, the sandal thongs are called flip flops. Thongs are knickers, and very uncomfortable.