Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 12:50:15 -0500 From: BARBARA HILL HUDSON 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 BHHUDSON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]