Double Pluggers – Thongs for Real Blokes
Double Pluggers are just that – Double Plugged at all points with a thick rubber sole, these little rippers will last a lifetime amongst even the harshest terrain and Aussie sun.
Available in sizes 5 – 15 there’s sure to be a fit for you! (We find a lot of customers need to go up one size from their normal with these- the toe piece is positioned quite deeply – so check the size chart below )
The Urban Dictionary Says
Top Definition – Double Pluggers
the highest standard of thongs, two lugs though the sole on each side .
if it has one plug it is only good for showers, two plugs and you can wear it out to dinner, to the pub, a wedding, a funeral, single pluggers should be banned,they are a hazard..
“where’d ya get ya double pluggers from Wazza?”,
“$16 from Aussie Blokes Davo,where else?”
Aussies love to wear thongs and have for over 50 years. According to Wikipedia:
“Thongs became popular in Australia after being worn by the Australian Olympic swimming team at the Melbourne Olympic Games in 1956.”
When traveling, it’s common to get confused over the language barrier. But even though Australians speak English, some of their slang words can be tricky for tourists. For example, one of the funniest—and most misunderstood—words in Australia is “thong.” Thongs are not skimpy underwear in the land down under, they are what our Aussie friends call flip-flops, a staple piece of footwear for every citizen (especially in Sydney and other coastal cities).
Aussie thongs primarily consist of a sole and thong passing between the first and second toes of the feet and affixed in a Y formation on three points to the sole of the rubber flip-flop. They are typically padded with spongy textures and are incredibly comfortable to wear.
Although thongs in Australia are not the same as the sexy underwear in America, they do have much more important meaning to Aussies.