Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 09:05:19 -0500
From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM
Subject: Re: 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?

We have eight cites in HDAS for this term, from 1960 to 1982. I don't
think I've heard the term myself recently.

Jesse Sheidlower