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11. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

Interesting thread this. More interestingly, since we are discussing terms used by different countries, a Frenchman who wears sandals, incidently, is known in his home country as "Felipe FeLopp".

12. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 8y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Interesting thread this. More interestingly, since we are discussing terms used by different countries, a Frenchman who wears sandals, incidently, is known in his home country as "Felipe FeLopp".

Mmm, and if he's a gay sandal-wearing Frenchman, he's known as "Felipe LeFoppe"

13. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

You know, this is an interesting thread. Where I come from, they call the thing you wear on your foot a g-string, the third string on a six-string guitar a thong and lady's underwear a flip-flop. It's a strange world, no?

14. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting GregW

You know, this is an interesting thread. Where I come from, they call the thing you wear on your foot a g-string, the third string on a six-string guitar a thong and lady's underwear a flip-flop. It's a strange world, no?

Jeez--same country, totally different terminology! Do you not call them gougounes in Toronto, too?

Well, my mother calls a weed-whacker a whippersnapper, so I guess there's no telling who calls what what.

15. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Hm. First time I heard the word 'thong' used in the footwear context was an australian girl we were travelling saying to me 'aw.. I've got sand in my thong'. The mind boggled. I only later found out what had actually been said.

16. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

Quoting tway

Jeez--same country, totally different terminology! Do you not call them gougounes in Toronto, too?

No, but we do call the thing that records programs on TV a magn├ętoscope, and I do like typing on my Ordinateur!

Greg

17. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

In Brazil they call a G-string/thong dental floss.

"Hey Marcello, I've got something caught in my teeth. Can you pass me your wife's dental floss please?"

18. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting james

In Brazil they call a G-string/thong dental floss.

"Hey Marcello, I've got something caught in my teeth. Can you pass me your wife's dental floss please?"

In the Netherlands I call it reetveter what bascially means ass shoe-lace

19. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting james

In Brazil they call a G-string/thong dental floss.

"Hey Marcello, I've got something caught in my teeth. Can you pass me your wife's dental floss please?"

In the Netherlands I call it reetveter what bascially means ass shoe-lace

Ooh, must try that one on my sister's new b/f, who's a Dutchie!

20. Posted by zuggerlugs (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

While still living in England, a colleagues husband got into big trouble for mentioning in a letter advising parents of a trip he was running (he was a teacher), that his students should bring thongs to wear in the shower. This didn't go down too well in East London.