Daily Dabbles: Huh?

February 8th, 2013 4 Comments

550597_342234139180101_646667248_nSo a bit of cultural education lesson with this one.  When I first came to Australia I quickly learned that what I called “flip-flops” in the US were called “thongs” here.  O_o  Now, for my American readers I’m sure, like me, your first thought when you hear “thong” is not a shoe but a pair of panties women wear for that all-day wedgie feeling.  😉  It took me several months to keep from laughing every time I heard someone say a pair of “thongs”.  In fact, I still have to remind myself sometimes what it means, and remember to say it myself.

Anywho, the point of this picture you may ask?  Here in Australia, thongs (flip-flops) are the footwear for, well, everyone.  I kid you not!  These things are everywhere.  I am currently listening to a jam session of my partner’s band and there are currently seven of us here.  Guess how many of us are wearing thongs (flip-flops)?  All seven of us!  Just to give you a brief idea of how popular these things are.

So needless to say I find this picture not only funny and a “huh?” moment, but also completely relevant and probably a great investment.  😀


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I’m a Goth/Hippie who loves to try new things and dabbles in anything and everything that I find enjoyment in. That can include but is not limited to, cooking, art, digital design, jewellery making, photography, gardening, nature, animals and whatever else strikes my fancy. I’m an optimistic (occasionally) perfectionist (constantly), who can be very sarcastic (incessantly), but all in good humour. :)

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I first learned their name as thongs; they were common in California. There were beach thongs and shower thongs and street thongs. That extremely uncomfortable-looking bit of ass fabric came along much later.


    That must have been before my time, as I had never heard them called that before coming to Australia. Nice to know that at least not everyone in the US will be ignorant to this, lol. 🙂


      I go back to the days slightly after the invention of sliced bread!


        That must have been a sight see. A moment to change the world.

        You look good for your age. 😉