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This article asserts multiple conflicting etymologies / origins for the term 'galosh'. Here is what my Weekley's etymological says, which you may make use of:
- galosh, golosh. F. galoche, VL. *galopia, from G. kalopous, shoemaker's last, from kalon, wood, pous, foot. Usu. in pl. with many vars., e.g. golo-shoes. "It is curious to find galoshes, now suggestive of a valetudinarian curate, thus [in Piers Plowm.] an essential part of a medieval knight's equipment" (Smythe-Palmer).
gallozza: a kinde of wooden patins, startops, gallages (Flor.).
Split the contradiction info to separate talks
- Copied, and missile information removed for this Talk. Will do the converse for the ABM-1 Galosh article. LanceBarber (talk) 21:07, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Question from non-editor
In my opinion, none of the current pictures illustrates what galoshes are. If anyone agrees and can supply a more basic illustrative picture, please do so. (the Russian ones are fine but I think it needs a simple "definition" photo too) Philip Howard (talk) 03:51, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Question from non-editor
Honestly, I think I'd need to see some sources that illustrate that the United States "often" uses the word "rubbers" to describe galoshes, especially since "rubbers" has a very, VERY different connotation (condoms) in US English. I have always heard the term galoshes. While I think there might be some regional usage of "rubbers" for galoshes, I'd find it hard to believe it's as prevalent as this article makes it out to be. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 17:23, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
- In Chicago in the early fifties, "galoshes were boots (normally or always with buckles) worn over shoes, where-as "rubbers" were slip-ons that are in fact end a little lower than normal shoes. This is from personal remembrance, but see also http://www.yourdictionary.com/rubber. One current brand of rubbers is Totes. The source I just gave also defines galoshes, but as a general term including rubbers. Kdammers (talk) 10:38, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
- And here is a patent from the Tote company that uses the word "rubbers": http://www.google.com/patents?hl=sk&lr=&vid=USPATD267676&id=kVQqAAAAEBAJ&oi=fnd&dq=totes+rubbers&printsec=abstract#v=onepage&q=totes%20rubbers&f=false (found by typing in totes and rubbers and scrolling a little, in case the link is transient)Kdammers (talk) 06:28, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
Galoshes may be worn on boats, but I don't know that they are synonymous with the term "boat shoe" as suggested in the article, and even marked up as boldface text, implying a redirect to this article. However, the article Boat shoe is about the style originated as Sperry Top-Siders, not about overshoes or boots. B7T (talk) 13:56, 3 May 2013 (UTC)