Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 14:07:44 EST From: Sonja Lanehart Subject: Re: sneakers When I was growing up we called them tennis shoes, tenny shoes, or tennies. I still use those terms sometimes. I know others in my family still do. But since I actually play tennis and have to buy shoes for that sport, I usually call them tennis shoes. When I want shoes for other purposes, I modify them accordingly (e.g., dress shoes, walking shoes, etc.) ******************************************************************* Sonja L. Lanehart 254 Park Hall Office: (706) 542-2260 Department of English Home: (706) 543-7598 The University of Georgia Fax: (706) 542-2181 Athens, GA 30602-6205 E-Mail: Lanehart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] *******************************************************************