[Ads-l] Pink Sneaker Stripes? (Pinked?)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Dec 13 20:20:30 UTC 2014

At 12/13/2014 10:56 AM, Guy Letourneau wrote:

> >From:    ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM>
>[Begin excerpt]
>Often, visitors threw food to the hippopotamus, half-eaten ice cream
>bars. The other day an athletic shoe appeared. The hippopotamus
>rumbled over to it immediately. He picked at the laces with his
>cylindrical foreteeth until the knots came loose, tongued the Persian
>blue nylon until it shone pristine, and finally separated the pinked
>edge of one of the three white leather stripes from the nylon upper.
>[End excerpt]
>I wonder how many readers would imagine white stripes with pink 
>edges,as opposed to the jagged or dancetty edge.... - GLL

I had to think for a few seconds about "pinked" until I remembered, 
but I knew it wasn't a "pink" edge.


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