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

Soda Pop

____ Berm


Where i grew up in Binghamton, NY, we referred to them as "canvas shoes."