What do you call these and where do you come from?

(376 Posts)
MardyBra Mon 03-Feb-14 15:08:47


LittleMissWagtail Tue 09-Aug-16 07:04:20

Gutties - Belfast childhood, plimsolls - Westcountry teenager.

Anonymouses Tue 09-Aug-16 03:58:13

Pumps in lanky shire and scouseland

freetrampolineforall Tue 09-Aug-16 03:39:36

Pumps -also Manchester

Joinourclub Tue 09-Aug-16 02:37:23

Daps. From the south west.

RattataPidgeyRattataPidgey Tue 09-Aug-16 02:28:57

Pumps - Lancs

SallyGardens Mon 20-Jun-16 13:07:53

Pumps - plimsolls have laces. SE Ireland

sand shoes - NE England

Proudmummytodc2 Mon 20-Jun-16 12:52:28

Penny blacks - Scotland

MissCalamity Mon 20-Jun-16 12:51:34

Pumps - Manchester

nagynolonger Thu 28-Apr-16 22:22:09

Plimsolls......East Midlands. A few DC did call them pumps,

leotwist Thu 28-Apr-16 22:20:10

Gym shoes - multinational

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Thu 28-Apr-16 22:17:15

From Liverpool and would have called them pumps as a child. Would now say plimsolls as am South-West ish.
My dad would have said 'gollies', for 'galloshes', not sure why.

loveliesbleeding1 Thu 28-Apr-16 22:13:55


Eglantyne Thu 28-Apr-16 22:10:50

Pumps, W. Midlands

FlightofFancy Thu 28-Apr-16 22:08:55

Daps - another Bristolian. They live in your dap bag.

Though now live in Surrey so have to make a concious effort to call them plimsolls or I'm not understood!

IamHappy1976 Thu 28-Apr-16 22:08:00

Ten Bob sliders. Glasgow

n0ne Thu 28-Apr-16 22:02:42

Plim(p)solls - Essex

LMGTFY Thu 28-Apr-16 21:57:01

Pumps. South Manchester.

Trills Thu 28-Apr-16 21:50:22

Somehow I knew this would be daps.

Did I post already?

Indyelephant Thu 28-Apr-16 21:46:34

Daps - Carmarthenshire

TheCatsMeow Thu 28-Apr-16 21:41:36

Pumps, Midlands.

The word plimsoll sounds perculiar.

Tigresswoods Thu 28-Apr-16 21:37:57

Daps or Dappers.

Grew up in S Wales.

dizzytomato Thu 28-Apr-16 21:23:52



Polidori Thu 28-Apr-16 21:08:36

Oh, that was in the North East.

Polidori Thu 28-Apr-16 21:08:06

We called them "sannies" at school, which was short for sand shoes.

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