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Offline michaelintp

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zories ("zore-ease")
« 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).
« Last Edit: July 20, 2015, 12:10:20 pm by michaelintp »
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Re: zoris ("zore-ease")
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2015, 08:13:10 pm »
Haha!  Was it my family the only ones that called them "thumps"?  I wonder...


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Re: zoris ("zore-ease")
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: zories ("zore-ease")
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 12:13:02 pm »
"Thumps," like "flip-flops," is pretty descriptive of the sound they make. 😊
The spirit of emptiness is immortal.
It is called the Great Mother
because it gives birth to Heaven and Earth.
It is like a vapor,
barely seen but always present.
Use it effortlessly.

Tao Te Ching, Ch. 6