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Closed toe shoes or close toed shoes?

 
 
Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 07:28 pm
I've seen it both ways and I'm wondering which is correct.

I've always used "closed toe".

You?
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 07:30 pm
@boomerang,
I honestly have never found myself in a situation where I would have uttered either phrases (yet).
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 07:37 pm
@tsarstepan,
Mo and I are going to tour our neighborhood nuclear reactor. They told us to wear "close toed" shoes.

I always thought it was "closed toe" shoes.

Then I started thinking about it -- you hear it both ways. Women probably hear it more since it is part of the dress code for many jobs.

I'm just wondering if they are both correct or is one more correct than the other.
sullyfish6
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 07:54 pm
The "d" makes it easier to say, IMO.
Anyway, my daughter chewed me out for wearing open toe shoes for Thanksgiving, saying that only closed toe shoes should be worn in the winter (Michigan)

I mumbled something about Bite Me.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 07:55 pm
@boomerang,
I don't care. Language morphs, pick the one you like..
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 08:13 pm
@ossobuco,
(but I'd go with the 'd')
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 08:20 pm
They both have a "d" so I'm not sure which "d" is better.

I know it isn't life changing information, osso, but I'm still curious.
alex240101
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 08:28 pm
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/2315733001_38caf07e23.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 08:38 pm
@boomerang,
Well, I'd use both d's. Which is not to influence you.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 08:41 pm
Down here it's a matter of flip-flops and no flip flops...

Anyway, you say "open toed" and "close toed"
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Eva
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 08:50 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
Mo and I are going to tour our neighborhood nuclear reactor. They told us to wear "close toed" shoes....


It's "closed toe" shoes. Everyone knows engineers can't spell.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 09:02 pm
@boomerang,
closed.


The other sounds as though you have to wear shoes which jam your toes together.

Also, it's bloody wrong.

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oolongteasup
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 10:26 pm
@boomerang,
it's a close call

after the visit to the nuclear reactor closely examine all openings and toes

waddle you do on the way home if the takeaway is open or close?
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Wy
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jan, 2010 04:15 pm
The toe of this shoe is open. The toe of that shoe is closed. The shoes are closed-toe.

How else? Close-toed is like close-minded... unless you mean close-as-in-nearby, it's wrong!
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ted1203
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jul, 2010 01:38 pm
Just as the close-minded scenario... It can be said he is close-minded (adj.) or he has a closed mind (noun). Likewise I think close-toed is used as an adjective saying the toe of the shoe is closed... saying closed toe is using it as a noun.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jul, 2010 02:01 pm
Worst Analogies - feel free to add your ownMay 6, 2010 ... Using her flint knife to gut the two amphibians, Kreega the Neanderthal woman created the first pair of open-toad sandals. Greg Homer ...
able2know.org/topic/144573-1
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threestrandranch
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2012 08:17 pm
@boomerang,
If you Google "close toed", it corrects it to "closed toe" (as it should).
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2012 10:49 pm
@threestrandranch,
I'd have thought it would be hyphenated....

These closed-toe shoes are the bomb!

vs.

These cool shoes are closed toe.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jun, 2012 01:54 am
Why are we talking about clothed toads?
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McTag
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jun, 2012 07:32 am
@boomerang,

Shoes are shoes. Open-toed shoes have that feature.

I've never seen shoes referred to "closed-toe".

Seems silly to me. Keep it simple.
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