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Monday, July 31, 2006

Bumpy Slippers

Bumpy Slippers

It is very popular in Hawaii to wear "slippers" ... which you can purchase here at the "swap meet" or open air market for $2.00 USD (1.57 Euro). In the mainland US these are sometimes called "flip-flops" or "thongs" ...


What are they called where you are?

26 Comments:

Blogger Kris said...

am wearing one now...but with some hawaiian inspired motif (you know ;) ..

hey, its DP theme day - self.portrait! we're waiting for you ;)

Monday, July 31, 2006 at 9:16:00 PM HST  
Blogger Caz said...

In Scotland they're called Flip-Flops but it's rarely warm enough to wear them. :P Slippers to us are the fluffy things you wear around the house and before bed. Hahaha. I'm fascinated by different meanings for words around the world... :)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 12:06:00 AM HST  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

In Indonesia where I originally come from, it's called sendal jepit. I don't know what it's called here in Stavanger. I will ask my hubby first :)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 1:00:00 AM HST  
Blogger edwin s said...

I wear flip-flops/slippers/thongs everyday! My favourite 'brand' is Havaianas. The rubber is so soft and it really cushions each step. Unfortunately, my feet have become very flat and I've started on my Birkenstock journey. They don't half look naff with a suit!

it's called the same here in English. In Malay it's selipar (I think I spelt it wrong). In our local cantonese dialect it's 'tor hai'

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 1:39:00 AM HST  
Blogger Lisi said...

thongs? I hope Mark from Saint Maxium DP will see this ;-)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 2:36:00 AM HST  
Blogger serena_sp said...

here in Brazil we call them "chinelos" or "Havaianas", due to the most famous Brazilian brand... and now I know why, because it's my understanding that they originally come from Hawai, isn'it??

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 3:55:00 AM HST  
Blogger Eric said...

Great photo. I love it.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 5:02:00 AM HST  
Blogger Natalie said...

My slippers aren't bumpy. I suppose I'll have to go to hawaii and get me some. I like this photo. The few colorful ones stand out against the grey and black.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 6:51:00 AM HST  
Anonymous CĂ©line said...

In France they're called 'tongs' or 'clic-clac' (because of the noise they make) or 'nu-pieds' (meaning "naked feet"!)...

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 8:15:00 AM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

In Hawai'i, we call it sleepers or Slipas too - haha - ok, being silly, but very nice diversion from all the previous nature pics ;)
I forgot it was theme day so I guess i will post a "self portrait" - hope I do not break anyones computers muahahahah evil laughter.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 10:23:00 AM HST  
Blogger jenni said...

I LOVE this pic, and hearing about everyone summer footwear!
I grew up calling them flip flops or thongs, but i just love the term "bumpy slippers!"
and I agree with Natalie, I like the colors here, as well as the unique subject!

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 11:06:00 AM HST  
Blogger jenni said...

and I also agree with KRIS!! we're waiting for you!!! ;)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 11:07:00 AM HST  
Blogger jenni said...

OOH>> I"m laughing now!

nice "self portrait!" hee hee

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 11:12:00 AM HST  
Blogger aisha said...

shower shoes

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 12:59:00 PM HST  
Blogger MoonSoleil said...

They're called Flip Flops here, too.
A similar kind like these are called Adiletten, a word merged from Adidas and Sandaletten (sandals)...

Are you really not taking part in the self portrait theme day??? I was so looking forward to you guys!!! =(

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 3:31:00 PM HST  
Blogger danafaye said...

Sorry - I didn't know about the theme day ... I think Kala will give you guys something special tomorrow ...

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 4:05:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kala said...

muahahaha - "special" photo of the theme day will not be so special but I guess as long as I partake in the spirit of it all =)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 6:50:00 PM HST  
Blogger Cristina said...

I think most people around here call them flip flops, but when we were kids, we always called them "zoris" (my mom's from Japan).

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 8:00:00 PM HST  
Blogger Kim said...

When I was a kid my folks called them thongs. My daughter won't let me call them that now! ;^) We also used to call them "zories," but now pretty much use flip flop. In Southern California where (unfortunately) racial language can be less than sensitive, it was pretty common to hear the term "jap flaps" in the 70s and 80s. I wore those thick flip flops with the gore tex thong as my daily foot wear for many years until I moved to northern California. It took my husband over a year to talk me out of them, though. See some of my current footwear in my slef portrait for today!
This is a fab shot!
-Kim

Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 6:03:00 AM HST  
Blogger Sarah said...

Flip flops! Love them...live in them for 9 months out of the year. When I moved to south Texas though, one of the first words I learned was chanclas, which means flip flop or sandal.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 12:34:00 PM HST  
Blogger Mark said...

Flip flops in England and thongs in france.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 1:00:00 PM HST  
Blogger Dr@ma Div@ said...

Over here in Malaysia, it's called "selipar"... normally we used in the bathroom.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 7:59:00 PM HST  
Blogger Jane said...

its "tsinelas" in local lingo but we usually call it flip flops.

Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 7:48:00 AM HST  
Blogger Stinkypaw said...

In Quebec (Eastern Canada) we call them "gougounes"

Friday, August 4, 2006 at 9:43:00 AM HST  
Anonymous moino said...

In France we call them "tongs", but I am not too sure about the way it is spelled.
They never grow out of fashion.
I can't bear them! It's a torture to my big toe.

Sunday, August 6, 2006 at 5:18:00 AM HST  
Anonymous deji77 said...

Love the colours and the texture of the "bumps".

Monday, August 7, 2006 at 3:23:00 PM HST  

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