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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: michaelintp on July 19, 2015, 06:15:59 pm

Title: zories ("zore-ease")
Post by: michaelintp on July 19, 2015, 06:15:59 pm
My kids for years have made fun of me for calling flip-flops "zories" (pronounced "zore-ease").  As in, "Where are my zories?!!""Who stole my zorieees?!!"

Here is the explanation:

The modern flip-flop descends from the Japanese zōri, which became popular after World War II when soldiers returning to the United States brought them back.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flip-flops

My folks were of the WWII generation, so it makes sense.

Interesting (to me, haha).
Title: Re: zoris ("zore-ease")
Post by: Marvelous on July 19, 2015, 08:13:10 pm
Haha!  Was it my family the only ones that called them "thumps"?  I wonder...
Title: Re: zoris ("zore-ease")
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on July 20, 2015, 10:41:33 am
Haha!  Was it my family the only ones that called them "thumps"?  I wonder...
No we had a family name just like that....now I have to call my brother to confirm.
Title: Re: zories ("zore-ease")
Post by: michaelintp on July 20, 2015, 12:13:02 pm
"Thumps," like "flip-flops," is pretty descriptive of the sound they make. 😊