It's that time of year again.  Time to break out the flip flops, or as some people call them, sandals.  Either way, we know what people are talking about when the say they are wearing them.

My mother in law just got a new pair of, as I call them, flip flops.  She however, doesn't call them flip flops, or sandals.  She calls them thongs.  I've heard them called tongs from older people but thongs?

I'm sitting with my baby last night while my wife and mother in law are out doing some errands and shopping.  My mother in law walks in and says, "Wait til you see my new thongs!  You'll love them."

No mom, I'm pretty sure I won't love them and I really, REALLY don't want to see them.  Just that thought has bought me a year on the couch.

She pulls out a pair of flip flops!

I'm going to put on my flip flops and walk for a beer, or 5.