Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 21:18:04 -0500 From: Stephen 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] > >Where i grew up in Binghamton, NY, we referred to them as "canvas shoes."