Sneakers or tennis shoes

John   Saturday, March 27, 2004, 04:16 GMT
Do you call them ''sneakers'' or ''tennis shoes''.
Chilli   Saturday, March 27, 2004, 15:30 GMT
mjd   Saturday, March 27, 2004, 20:50 GMT
David Winters   Sunday, March 28, 2004, 18:09 GMT
Just "shoes", like a normal person.
mjd   Sunday, March 28, 2004, 18:20 GMT
David Winters,

Well, there are different types of shoes in this world, my friend. There are loafers, boots, sandals, high heels, etc. What Chilli calls "trainers" I call "sneakers" and someone else might call them something else.

Being a "normal person" means understanding that language is diverse, something I've noticed you seem to have a bit of a problem with.
David Winters   Sunday, March 28, 2004, 18:38 GMT
Thank you for the lesson, Mr. Assistant Administrator. I will try my best to not take your advice as being just a snotty display of ego.
mjd   Sunday, March 28, 2004, 18:44 GMT
You're welcome.
i'd rather say   Thursday, April 01, 2004, 09:24 GMT
nic to mjd   Thursday, April 01, 2004, 09:26 GMT
Maybe John is not a english native speaker, it's the case for me. When you are not, it's not easy all the time to know which word is the good one.
mjd   Thursday, April 01, 2004, 09:33 GMT
Perhaps, but I was addressing David Winters not John.
nic   Thursday, April 01, 2004, 11:25 GMT
ok, soory
connie   Monday, April 05, 2004, 11:01 GMT
i'm australian over here we call them 'joggers.'