Heap of?


Heap of Slippers? Sandals? Chappals? Flip flops? Shoes?

English Pundits must come to the rescue.

Slippers (house shoes) are said to be soft shoes meant to be worn in the home. (a light piece of footwear)

I understand there are more than a dozen types of slippers. Most of them have an open back and a rounded top that covers the toes.

Sandals are meant to be worn outside.

Sandals have an open upper section and the top of the foot is partially exposed. To secure the foot, sandal straps are used. Flipflops and hiking sandals come under this category.

Chappals- I guess it’s a unique Indian description. I understand that both chappal & Slipper mean the same.

Beating from chappals is said to be one of the methods of shaming in India in the good old days. Mostly women beat the ‘eve teaser’ with chappals.

In politics during high-tempered discussions or political rallies, people throwing chappals at opponents can be seen commonly and this attitude has become a regular feature.

Shoes are the protecting cover of the foot, cover the entire foot and generally don’t go beyond the ankle.

Shoeing/Show-throwing is a well-known form of protest to insult opponents.

List of show-throwing incidents

The word Shoe always reminds me of Billy Connolly’s funny quote

“Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares? He’s a mile away and you’ve got his shoes!”  

Time to laugh

“40% of women have hurled footwear at men,

The other 60% would never disrespect their shoes like that” Unknown

Do you agree?

Key to happiness

The key to your happiness is to own your slippers, own who you are, own how you look, own your family, own the talents you have, and own the ones you don’t.

If you keep saying your slippers aren’t yours, then you’ll die searching, you’ll die bitter, always feeling you were promised more. Not only our actions, but also our omissions, become our destiny”

Abraham Varghese

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr. Philo

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13 thoughts on “Heap of?

  1. Hi Philo … slippers were used by parents/grandparents in Scotland- at least when I was little. I think it is against the law now.

    I’d forgotten about that Billy Connelly quote … he is a very funny man.

    I think your definitions/explanations are accurate but I’d say most footwear are shoes … sandals are a type of shoe. And yes, i ❤️ my shoes … and my slippers. I can’t wait to get home, take my boots off and put on my slippers

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  2. That heap of footwear looks like mainly sandals to me. Great photo.
    I’ve never heard of anyone throwing shoes at someone!
    As for slippers, I wouldn’t be without mine, I can’t wear outdoor shoes indoors, so how else would I keep the floor clean. And I can’t bear walking barefoot!
    Thank you Philo.

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  3. All of these categories fall under the same definition; they are different kinds of shoes.
    Do you remember the late Russian premier Nikita Khruschev, who banged his shoe on the podium at the UN, screaming, “We will bury you!”?

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