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post #31 of 47
I call the shoes tennis shoes.

The drink I call "pop." I thought it was usually "soda" east of the Mississippi and "pop" west of it.
post #32 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Felicia's Mom
I call the shoes tennis shoes.

The drink I call "pop." I thought it was usually "soda" east of the Mississippi and "pop" west of it.
I know its pop here in ohio, but in PA its usually soda.... I thought pop was a midwest thing and most of us are east of the mississippi I once did a quiz on if you're a yankee or rebel and how we call the same things different names- it was neat and I came out a Midwesterner- go figure!!
post #33 of 47
I say tennis shoes.
post #34 of 47
Another Canadian here, voting for running shoes, or runners.

Sneakers are a very specific type of shoe, canvas upper, flat rubber sole, with 2 or 3 eyelets and short laces. Keds are sneakers. Sneakers are a sub-set of runners.
post #35 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by furryferals

If they're made from firm leather or man-made upper i call 'em trainers Susie,If they're made of canvass with little rubber circles on the side of the ankles I call them bumpers.

Bumpers Diana?? Now that's a new one!
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Bumpers Diana?? Now that's a new one!
Odd eh ? I think we called them bumpers because they had a thick rubber rim round the edge of the sole which looked like the rim of a bumper car.

You call 'em dodgems over there so i guess you could call 'em dodgems
post #37 of 47
When I was a kid (back in the Dark Ages) they were running shoes. Sometime in my teens, they seem to have changed to sneakers, and that's remained the generic name for any variety of rubber soled, fabric upper, sport/casual footwear.

(Oh, and either "pop" or "soft drink")
post #38 of 47
As for bumpers are they Converse brand?? Mom calls then tennies, I just say shoes or refer to the brand (asics all the way!!!) Or running shoes (as in I'm running cause I'm going shopping!!!)
post #39 of 47
lol i dont really say "tennis" it sounds like tenny shoes when i say it! lol But i voted for Tennis Shoes!
post #40 of 47
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by yasmine
lol i dont really say "tennis" it sounds like tenny shoes when i say it! lol But i voted for Tennis Shoes!
Your right, I actually say Tenny or tenner shoes....
post #41 of 47
I've always called them sneakers. Anything else implies some actual activity is intended, and that would be a lie!

We always said "soft drink" for pop. I call it pop now in Canada.
post #42 of 47
[quote=GailC]As for bumpers are they Converse brand?? [quote]

I haven't the foggiest idea where the name came from,I don't know if they are branded.
post #43 of 47
I voted sneakers, but I usually just call them shoes.
post #44 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by stormy
I voted sneakers, but I usually just call them shoes.
Yeah same here......
post #45 of 47
Up here, in good old Saskatchewan, we call them running shoes. depending on style, we call some skater shoes or tenis shoes or cross trainers, just every day runners are running shoes.
post #46 of 47
Tennis Shoes. The only other thing I call them is shoes.
post #47 of 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by fwan
I call the Runners!
and im sure most aussies on this site would agree with me
Nope, not me I call them sneakers
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