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.


Shake yoru groove thing! Shake your groove thing!!
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