thong song

I grew up calling flip flops “thongs” and think it is still legitimate to do so today. Yes, sharing a name with a piece of underwear is a bit embarrassing, but consider the alternatives.

“Flip flop” automatically implies it is only worn at the beach, is made of foam, and can be purchased for $3 at Old Navy. This is not true of thongs. They can be made of leather and have great sole support ¬†systems.

“Sandal” is also an inappropriate term. Sandals usually have multiple straps, sometimes a heel for women, and are a much larger umbrella term for summer footwear. Thong is more specific.

So there.


(btw, I am out of town Fri-Sun and will be comatose on Monday. so, no posting.)


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