Funstuff and Inspiration > Two countries, divided by a common langauge

Discussion in 'Funstuff and Inspiration' started by cornutt, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. DWise1

    DWise1 Well-Known Member

    A few years ago I was confused and a bit scandalized when somebody talked about wearing thongs all the time at the beach when she was a little girl. I finally figured out that she meant flip flops. Words do tend to change their meanings over time.
     
  2. datitmarsh

    datitmarsh Member

    This reminded me of an occasion a couple of weeks ago when my daughter asked me to go to the store as she needed thongs. I texted her back and said, just to clarify, are we talking knickers or flip flops?
     

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