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DWise1

Well-Known Member
#21
flip flops....jandals?
Vacuum.....Hoover?
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.
 
#22
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.
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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