Cultural differences

By Thongy - 07/04/2020 20:00 - Canada

Today, my boyfriend broke up with me. Why? My Australian friend sent me a message saying I'd left my thongs at his house. My boyfriend still refuses to believe that they call flip-flops thongs in Australia. FML
I agree, your life sucks 2 046
You deserved it 557

Same thing different taste

Top comments

your boyfriend's a dumbass and needs to learn how to google

sourgirl101 28


I mean he should've let you explain but at the same time if he never knew that, it somewhat justifiable

your boyfriend's a dumbass and needs to learn how to google

sourgirl101 28

Good thing he didn't find the message from your "friend" where if he asked if you had any rubbers available. Then, you'd try to have to bullshit your boyfriend that he meant erasers.

Wow! You think fast on your feet - I’m going to have to remember that one.

No, she's right. A thong is a flip-flop. The underwear is a g-string.

sourgirl101 28

A thong (undies) and g stings are different, (:

You don’t have to convince me 😉, just her boyfriend

Look, I'm not saying a g-string and a thong are the same thing, just that the Australians call a thong a g-string. If you got a problem with that, go complain to them.

I’m Australian. A thong is a g-string and flip flops are thongs.

Sady_Ct 37

As an Aussie, we do! Pluggers, Double Pluggers, or Thongs! What everyone else calls a THONG as in underwear we call a G-String, dunno why but we do!

markm1969 3

In America flip flops used to be called thongs! Until that thong thong thong song came out!

Nhayaa 21

And that's why in France we spell them "tongs", no H. I know it also has a meaning in english but at least it's not underwear-related...

Your boyfriend's an idiot. I know that in other parts of the world they call flip-flops thongs. And even if you'd left underwear over there, there is an entirely innocent explanation, especially if you were staying overnight (in a separate bedroom).

Retsilla 5

As an Australian I can agree that we call them thongs