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    Thongs!

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Rei, Mar 2, 2009.

    That got your attention, eh?

    Anyway, I was just very excited when I walked by the shoe store today and saw flip-flops, aka thongs, in the window. Can't wait until it hits 12 degrees. That's when I stop wearing socks until October.:D
     
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    i hate you. :mad:
     
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    I'm not even going to ask why Flip Flops are called Thongs in your crazy part of the world. :D

    the word has a much different meaning here. (I'm guessing it also carries the same meaning in Canada, and that using the word to refer to flip flops is slang.)

    And apparently UnknownBearing hates you. Maybe he was looking for pictures of thongs, maybe whilst being worn by people. I don't know. I don't care either, because that was a little strong for my liking UB.
     
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    I think it's an Australian term...
     
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    not at all... it's what we all called 'flip-flops' way back when they were first introduced to the western market... it's only 'lately' that the more 'personal' item came to be called that...

    and for all you winter-sufferers out there, fyi, they're what everybody wears here [the ones that go on their feet] all year 'round!
     
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    lol. i was joking man. lured into a thread with the title of "Thongs"? decided to make light of the situation. maybe it was only obvious to me... :(

    i never wear thongs though. they're just way too uncomfortable for me. walking for too long in them makes my skin chafe, so i just wear shoes (or sandals if im on the beach.)
     
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    Sorry I didn't realise you were joking. In my defense, all you put was "I hate you. :mad:" which actually makes you seem p-ed off. Sorry though, my mistake. :redface:
     
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    nah, it was my fault. it was originally just "i hate you" but then i thought that was a little strong.. so.. i put.. an angryface next to it...? lol. i dunno, but no stress. :D
     
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    Here we call them flip-flops or sandals. I prefer sandals. Sounds more sophisticated.

    Can't wait until it's sandal season again. Which is definitely not today, being like eight below zero. *sigh*
     
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    We'll call them almost anything in Canada, though I usually say "thong sandals" to prevent confusion. I am really looking forward to saying good-bye to socks for six or seven months.
     
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    I'm only just becoming a Thong person.

    For too long i've been wearing joggers and tennis socks.... i never really had a thomng summer until this one.

    My feet got burnt for the first time this year, and their still tanned.
     
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    I remember the first summer than my feet got tanned. The first summer I spent so much time outside while wearing flip-flops, or going bearfoot. I spent so much time walking in the grass with nothing on my feet I thought my feet were just getting dirty a lot.
     
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    I prefer just going bare foot. I don't really like shoes that much. I haven't owned a pair of 'thongs' since I was little. I got this terrible blister between my toes and it hurt me. I was sad. :(

    I usually prefer a good, leather sandal. The straps HAVE to go across the top of me feet and leave my tender little tootsies alone!
     
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    I hate flipflops wen they do that. Sore toes :(
    Espadrilles are waay better :) Catalonias got it covered!!
     
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    Suddenly, I find myself very grateful to be living in Arizona. The temp can get into the 120s during the summer, but hey, I get to wear flip flops all year!:D
     
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    Booooo! Try coming to Canada in February. See how you like it.
     
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    flip flops and thongs are the same thing.
    but in politics flip flops refer to forgetful politicians.
    you know the ones who say one thing one day and
    something the opposite the next.

    But flip flops got the name because of the sound they
    make slapping the pavement when little children run in them.
    or maybe it was because they cause you to flip when the heel
    gets under your toes.

    does anyone know how the name came about?
    I agree though that Feb. in most of Canada is definetly not
    thong weather.
    either type of thong.
     
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    I've always heard that flip-flops are so named because of the flip-flop sound they make, of course.

    I can't stand the flip-flop kind of sandals anymore though. They wear out too quickly and fall off too easily. I like heavy-duty sandals with elastic straps that go up around my ankles. Made from heavy cloth and with thick rubber soles. Sure they blister my ankles sometimes when I walk in them a lot, but I like getting blisters, shows I actually did something. I always go barefoot inside (and never, ever wear socks, not even in winter), but outside there's so much gravel it would hurt too much.

    I only noticed my feet tan this last summer. I, too, thought they were dirty until I kept washing them and they stayed that way. For months afterward I had white stripes on my feet. Which is weird, since the rest of me doesn't tan at all.
     
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    I saw some dianna ferrari (sorry im not sure how they are spelt, or if thats even close, but their a top notch womens brand of shoe) flip-flop shoe thing for $1,500 dollars last week.

    My girlfriend likes Jimmy choo shoes and the other one i mentioned.

    Shoes that look like they cost $.05 and actually cost the same as a cheap car.... I dont get women!

    (Though i like thse knee high boots)!


    Sorry back to thongs...
     
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    1,500? Were they covered in diamonds?

    The flop-flopy sound is annoying, but the kind I get are pretty quiet. I worked at a call centre where we weren't allowed to wear the ones that made noise.
     
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    Well thats about 700us (The aussie dollar blows), but maybe lol

    Its called "stupid fashion label" sadly


    Ever worn flip-flops at the beach on the soft sand.....no only doe i make an annoying noise, but it flicks sand all over the back of your leags (yes you could take them off, if it wasent for 200 degree sand)
     
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    Still, other shoes that are that expensive are made of pretty expensive material, fashion label or not.
     
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    so, what about guys paying a grand and more, for something they can get for free elsewhere?... is it any easier for you to 'get' men?

    at least those pricey shoes can be worn more than once and don't have to be hidden from their buyers' partners... and the cops! ;-)
     
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    Depends on the buyers' opinion of spending that kind of money on shoes. Then again, if you are going to get into that big of a fight over shoes, you're probably with the wrong person anyway.
     
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    Don't forget that if your legs are wet the sand sticks to you, and then your legs get all itchy and irritated.

    But I still love flip flops. And all shoes, for that matter.
     

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