Southern Thesaurus — Entry #3
Sneakers = Tennis Shoes
This is a pretty well known synonym, I know. I also know that its usage is not exclusive to South Carolina. Still hate it though. What about those of us who DON’T play tennis? Seems like a silly name for any old sneaker. According to Wikipedia, other names used for sneakers are athletic shoes, sandshoes, gym boots, joggers, running shoes, runners, gutties, gym shoes, tennies, sports shoes, sneaks, tackies, rubber shoes, or canvers. Canvers – really? Yikes – I guess I shouldn’t complain too much about people saying tennis shoes, huh?!
What do you call your “sneakers?” Which name do YOU hate the most?
Speaking of tennis…we went to our first ever tennis match last night at the Family Circle Cup on Daniel Island. What a gorgeous night and what a great event! (Small detail – there’s not much talking at tennis matches. Very. intense.) We missed out on seeing Caroline Wozniacki, the top seed, but instead saw Julia Goerges and Elena Vesnina duke it out. Elena was the grunter. Julia? Not so much. The grunting seemed to work for Elena Vesnina though, as she made quite the comeback to win! I won’t attempt giving any more tennis-specific details because I would just make a fool of myself and make knowledgable tennis fans angry. All in all – it was very cool to watch. Definitely not the best event to attend for people who want to let a little loose on a Friday night after another “one of those” weeks, though. Oh well – we kept it together! I’d love to go again next year, too. Here are some pretty pics from our seats way up high. I look forward to going to a concert at this stadium. Not a bad seat in the house!
p.s. If the layout of this post looks odd, I apologize. It’s acting funny today.
p.s.s. 4 days until our April company starts filtering in – yay!
Beach Count: 35
High Temperature: 89° (!)