Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 21:33:04 -0500 From: Stephen 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] > My wife informs me that in the Australian outback, where she grew up, people referred to them as "muckabouts."