February 17th, 2008

ruby slippers can make history

Dance if you want too! :) At your compuer, it's all good.

The term pump for a high heeled shoe first popped up in 1550 in England, where male servants sported the style. It is said that the noise they made while wearing the loose-fitting shoes resembled the sound of a water pump. The word sneaker entered the language in the 1870s; the rubber soles made the shoes quiet and therefore"sneaky". The modern usage of stiletto, a Renaissance-era Italian word for an assassin's narrow-blade knife, made its debut is 1953. The word turned out to be especially appropriate, because the shoes's pointy heels were murder on floors.


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Shake yoru groove thing! Shake your groove thing!!
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