_stomps_ = "shoes"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 3 01:17:38 UTC 2013

"Besides backpacks, one of the most popular and expensive back-to-school
items is _a new pair of *shoes*_. Even if your child wears a uniform to
school, you will likely have to purchase him _a new pair of *stomps*_.


To the extent that this is relevant to anything, it has to do with the fact
that, a couple of years ago, I posted that "stomps" was used as slang for
"shoes" in 1940's Marshall, Texas, BE. Today, on a whim, I googled it.


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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