Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 21:18:04 -0500
From: Stephen lwyrnluv[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IGC.NET
Subject: Re: sneakers
Re: sneaker/tennis shoe
When I was much younger, I found that I had to make certain changes in my
vocabulary every summer as I moved back and forth between New Jersey (old home)
and Chicago (new home). In New Jersey I had to remember to say sneakers or
sneaks and in Chicago I had to remember to call them tennis shoes or gym shoes.
I also heard some of the boys call them keds or high tops, but I forget where I
was at the time.
Other things I had to remember:
New Jersey BUNS Chicago SWEET ROLLS
Bread Light or White Bread
BHHUDSON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]grove.iup.edu
Where i grew up in Binghamton, NY, we referred to them as "canvas shoes."