Learning Never Stops.

As my readers know, I spend a lot of time solving crossword puzzles. In the process, I learn a number of new words and phrases.

This one however is such a simple one but something that I had to wait for the next day to learn about that I wish to share with you.

The clue was “Intense exploitation of court shoes.”

I worked around the word to try and find but failed to complete it. I stopped at TENNI-S and gave up till the next day.

The word turned out to be TENNIES. I had never heard of or this word before and to verify went to the dictionary online to find this! Slang for tennis shoes.

Had you heard of this word in this context before?

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6 Responses to Learning Never Stops.

  1. shackman says:

    Yep – it is slang for tennis shoes/sneakers it generally refers to a pair of them – ie my black tennies, my white tennies, these tennies (ones you are wearing) – I have used it since I was 6 or 7.

  2. never heard of the slang object – I thought you just wore a type of sneaker on the court…i.e rubber soled light shoes.

  3. Yes, I have heard of tennies but would never had thought of them from the “Intense exploitation of court shoes.”
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