Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 08:42:48 -0500
From: "Bethany K. Dumas" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTK.EDU
Subject: Fruit boots (was thongs/zoris)

When I was a grad student in Fayetteville, Ark., about 1960-61, we
referred to certain kinds of footware as "fruit boots." I have not heard
that for many years. I picked the term up from a gay man from Columbus,
Mo. Is the term still around? Was it widespread?