So a bit of cultural education lesson with this one. When I first came to Australia I quickly learned that what I called “flip-flops” in the US were called “thongs” here. Now, for my American readers I’m sure, like me, your first thought when you hear “thong” is not a shoe but a pair of panties women wear for that all-day wedgie feeling. 😉 It took me several months to keep from laughing every time I heard someone say a pair of “thongs”. In fact, I still have to remind myself sometimes what it means, and remember to say it myself.
Anywho, the point of this picture you may ask? Here in Australia, thongs (flip-flops) are the footwear for, well, everyone. I kid you not! These things are everywhere. I am currently listening to a jam session of my partner’s band and there are currently seven of us here. Guess how many of us are wearing thongs (flip-flops)? All seven of us! Just to give you a brief idea of how popular these things are.
So needless to say I find this picture not only funny and a “huh?” moment, but also completely relevant and probably a great investment. 😀