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eeek! Confusion! Sorry!

Shanks, ref: jumper, I'm with you all the way - it's what we would also call a sweater or pullover.

What I meant is that I think Of Troy's use of 'jumper' is what we would call a 'pinafore'. It's not a meaning that I've ever heard of in the UK.


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Jumpers is usually used to describe the one-piece, straight, navy-blue dresses that little girls put over a blouse to go to school, however, we also use it to describe that one-piece garment that little babies wear.

It looks exactly like a pyjama with a zipper down the front with the leg parts closed at the bottom in the shape of feet. It is made of day time material and colours to distinguish from pyjamas.

One item that has a great quantity of names is the flic-flacs...those soft rubber/plastic floppy sandles that cost next to nothing.




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Franky Francophone commented: One item that has a great quantity of names is the flic-flacs...those soft rubber/plastic floppy sandles that cost next to nothing.

Which are called "jandals" in Zild (a brand name, from memory) and "thongs" in Australia. "Thongs" is one of those words which has three meanings depending on how you use it. Singular use means g-string or laced leather vest pull-strings. Plural means "flip flops", "flic-flacs" or "jandals" (or a someone who wears two g-strings at once, I guess!).

If asked to guess, I would have thought "flic-flacs" were anti-aircraft guns used to cull policemen ...



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jumper....that one-piece garment that little babies wear.
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Interesting - I've never heard them called 'jumpers'. In my family we've always called them babygro(w)'s.


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years ago when I suffered from athletes' foot, my doctor told me to wear jandals as much as possible, to allow sunlight and air to help cure this fungal disease. I also decided to spend a good deal of the summer at the beach. By the end of summer, I had gone through two pairs of jandals without any significant improvement to my feet.

Ted goes away whistling, "The thong is ended, but the malady lingers on."



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TEd, I continue to marvel at the compassion shown by those around you ...



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Oooo, on a more positive foot note ...do any ladies remember bobby-socks?

That is what my mom used to call those cute little socks that, when folded onto themselves for about two inches, rose just slightly over your ankles. They were white, fresh and crisp of course.

The name stuck with me and I still call them that.


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Locally (Northern Virginia), our crew used to call 'em flip-flops and thongs. Military kids (from God knows where) called 'em zorries. Haven't heard that term since.


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>TEd, I continue to marvel at the compassion shown by those around you ...

Yeah, the people in this place are pretty nice. They usually take my gag off to allow me to eat, but the straitjacket stays on except for my two hours of exercize time. You should see me eat with that thing on. Most people around here frequently say things like, "When it comes to eating, you have to hand it to Ted."



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They usually take my gag off to allow me to eat, but the straitjacket stays on except for my two hours of exercize time.

And how do you type while wearing a straitjacket?


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