Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 10:58:58 -0800
From: Peter Richardson prichard[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: footwear

To thongs, zoris, and flip-flops add "go-aheads," so called, as I
remember, because "ahead" was a much better direction to go in the things
than "behind." At least that was the explanation I received when I
questioned the word upon first hearing it. All these but zoris were
current in rural northern Illinois in the late 50s.

Peter Richardson