Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 13:59:35 -0600 From: Miriam Meyers Subject: Re: sneakers I grew up in Georgia (b. 1941) and was, until I moved steadily north- and westward, a tennis shoe speaker. Now I say a variety of things (sneakers, walking shoes, running shoes, aerobic shoes), but never tennis shoes while in the non-South because I think it would be taken as a more technical term than it actually is (was?). Miriam Meyers, Metropolitan State University, Mpls/St. Paul >I always thought that "sneakers" was a yankee term. They've always been >"tennis shoes" in Mississippi -- or at least all of my fairly long life. > --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Miriam Meyers Metropolitan State University mmeyers[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]