I have new flip-flops. Delightful Ipanemas, with right foot pandas and left foot zebras - too much fun!
When I grew up - back before the earth cooled - we had these things too. They were called thongs. We all had them. And they were cheap, functional and fun.
How did this language change? If I send a message to my family that I have new 'thongs', they will all cringe and wonder what I am doing in Jamaica :-) As my very wise (and much younger) sister told me, "I've spent a lifetime picking my underwear out of my ass; and now they want me to put it there!"
So here is a picture of my new thongs or flip-flops: you decide . . . .