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Jan. 9th, 2019 | 07:54 am

I forgot to mention, that this week's installment of WTF WWF are all Z words, which makes them useful to have in your pocket for Scrabble.


zori (ZOR-ee) - n., a flat Japanese sandal, usually made of straw, leather, rubber, or lacquered wood, with a single thong between the first and second toes.


Very similar to flip-flops, and in southeastern US used as another name for flip-flops. Adopted in the early 19th century (first citation is, oddly, from well before Commodore Perry) from Japanese zōri, from Chinese roots currently pronounced in Mandarin cǎo lǚ, grass/straw shoe.

Straw zori with red straps
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Crossposts: https://prettygoodword.dreamwidth.org/750850.html
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Nehama

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from: med_cat
date: Jan. 11th, 2019 12:23 pm (UTC)
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A cool word to know :)

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