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

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

Juno77 Mon 03-Feb-14 15:09:42

Gym shoes. Edinburgh.

ThreeBeeOneGee Mon 03-Feb-14 15:10:02

Plimsolls. Home counties.

MardyBra Mon 03-Feb-14 15:11:43

We did have a thread on this years ago, but it was lost to Chat. There are some really interesting variations iirc.

SpookedMackerel Mon 03-Feb-14 15:13:01

Plimsolls (well, actually, I always thought they were called Plimp Soles as a child)

I am from London.

DuPainDuVinDuFromage Mon 03-Feb-14 15:13:12

Gym shoes here too - from north-east England

BettyMacdonald Mon 03-Feb-14 15:13:17

Plimsolls -SE London and Kent

Sixweekstowait Mon 03-Feb-14 15:14:03

Pumps - East Riding ( of Yorkshire)

Stripytop Mon 03-Feb-14 15:14:30

Pumps. North west

scarfaceace Mon 03-Feb-14 15:14:50

Plimsoles - from London.

I'm pretty sure they call them Daps in the Bristol area.

SwayingBranches Mon 03-Feb-14 15:15:00

Pumps. W. Yorkshire

meditrina Mon 03-Feb-14 15:15:37

Plimmies - what we called them at school in Midlands, many years ago.

MrsHappyBee Mon 03-Feb-14 15:16:28

Pumps - W. Midlands

WildThong Mon 03-Feb-14 15:17:06

San-shoes, no idea why. Glasgow.

youbethemummylion Mon 03-Feb-14 15:17:26

Pumps North East

bigTillyMint Mon 03-Feb-14 15:17:27

Pumps Liverpool/Wirral

I can't remember what the DC (London) call them!

HyvaPaiva Mon 03-Feb-14 15:17:55

Sand shoes. Scottish.

MirandaWest Mon 03-Feb-14 15:17:57

I call them pumps. Born in Leeds and brought up in Liverpool. DC call them plimsolls - born in Hertfordshire. We live in York now - not sure what they're called up here.

MrsBungle Mon 03-Feb-14 15:18:01

Plimsolls - South Scotland

ILoveCwtches Mon 03-Feb-14 15:18:30

Daps - S.Wales

Helpyourself Mon 03-Feb-14 15:18:53

Plimsoles in london

Stopmithering Mon 03-Feb-14 15:18:59

Pumps - North West

ExitPursuedTheRoyalPrude Mon 03-Feb-14 15:19:26

Pumps. Oldham.

Always caused much hilarity at school when were told to go and get our Pump Bags.

CatAssTrophy Mon 03-Feb-14 15:19:40

"Constantly missing" or "That's 5 pairs this year, DD!"

West of Scotland.

TheArmadillo Mon 03-Feb-14 15:19:56

Daps - Bristol.

Apparently stands for dunlop athletic plimsolls.

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