What Do You Call Thongs Where You Come From

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  1. Widowmaker999

    Widowmaker999 Active Member

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    since im an aussie we wear things on our feet flip flops i think most other countries call it. if you work in a department store and someone asked you where the thongs were where would you direct them the underwear section or the shoe section

    btw this has happened to me on many occasions and i always get teh same look :wacko:
     
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    Yes, flip flops.

    If you come to America and ask for thongs, as a male, they're going to come to a strange consensus about you. :P
     
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    br0k3nm3 Well-Known Member

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    Lol ^^^ ...

    I dont like the word flip flops .. >.<
    Its kinda queer ... but i guess thongs isnt much better lol

    :) ;)
     
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    I'd feel uncomfortable being in Australia and walking into a store and asking for thongs.
     
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    Well some auzzies say flip flops, I say thongs ; It can mean two things and it is usually pretty obvious what you're talking about at the time ; I dont like the word flip flops, so i wont use it. though talking about thongs (g-strings) ; I'd just say "g" ("gee" ; sounding it out n ----) but if you really want to get auzzie, call it a "g-banga" ; remember hearing that years ago
     
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    Im in the USA I personally have always called a drive way a driveway but when i moved to northern Vermont and met my husband he calls a drive way a door yard and ive been with him for like 10 years and it still annoys me that he calls it a door yard i just dont get it.
     
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    Never heard door yard before haha, I and everyone else I know uses driveway :P

    I say thongs, never used flip flops and as OneTwo said I also use G-String not thong (meaning the underwear thong).

    I remember having a conversation with someone from Canada about this sort of stuff and a couple of things came up like how Canadian (and US I'm assuming) homes all have basements and atics whereas it's very rare for someone in Australia to have one. Also car ports (if you don't know that's basically a little verandah thing to put your car under once you drive through the roller door) and I think people in the US and Canada mainly just drive straight from their driveway, through their roller door into their garage, but we usually have our garage (or shed as most people here would say) completely seperate.

    Oh and if you havn't noticed already I'm from Australia ;)
     
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    Slippers. No other word for it in Malaysia for English.
     
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    I'm in the USA, but I always hear it called "butt floss" here. >__>
     
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    It practically is butt floss.. xD
     
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    prank call wal-mart and ask if they have any thongs for men.
    uber.
     
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    "Excuse me, do you have any size 12 men's thongs? I'm going to the beach later and my old ones wore out."

    Classic xD
     
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    we call it death sentence where i come from. the slightest show of your tong from an ass cheek has yoy in solitary confinement and possible death sentence, try to guess where is this!
     
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    I've always called them flip flops even though i dislike the name. I never knew anyone would call them thongs :D
     
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    In England flip flops are flip flops/sandles..

    Thongs are thongs, if someone asked me for thongs i would take them to the underwear department lol
     

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