Did we really need another thing to tear this country apart? The Internet is having a big debate over what people call the shoes they exercise in: Sneakers . . . tennis shoes . . . or something else?
There are lots of famous debates about what people in different regions call different things . . . like “soda” versus “pop” and “sub” versus “hoagie.” But one of those debates really just started heating up this week on Twitter.
According to a study by Harvard, 45.5% of people call them “sneakers,” mostly in the northeast . . . 41.3% call them “tennis shoes” . . . and the rest use other terms like “gym shoes” or just plain “shoes.”
Apparently, though, a lot of people had no idea there was any other term than the one they used . . . so the reactions on social media are trending toward disbelief.