Nå henger det jaggu meg sko i et kryss på Majorstua også. Hva er greien? Trine sier at det er et hemmelig tegn om at noen selger dop der. Hehe. Eller er det sær kunst?
Etter info fra Ida (fra wikipedia):
This practice plays a widespread, though mysterious, role in adolescent folklore in the United States. Shoe flinging has also been reported in many other countries, as mentioned above.
A number of sinister explanations have been proposed as to why this is done.
- Some say that shoes hanging from the wires advertise a local crack house where crack cocaine is used and sold (in which case the shoes are sometimes referred to as «Crack Tennies»).
- It can also relate to a place where Heroin is sold to symbolize the fact that once you take Heroin you can never ‘leave’: a reference to the addictive nature of the drug.
- Others claim that the shoes so thrown commemorate a gang-related murder, or the death of a gang member, or as a way of marking gang turf.
- A Boy Scout throws his boots over the Philmont entrance sign at Base Camp, a famous tradition.
- Some claim that shoes are flung to commemorate the end of a school year,
- or a forthcoming marriage as part of a rite of passage.
- In Scotland, it has been said that when a young man has lost his virginity he tosses his shoes over telephone wires to announce this to his peers.
- Others simply say that shoe flinging is a way to get rid of shoes that are no longer wanted, are uncomfortable, or do not fit. Shoe flinging may cause utility outages, as the weight of the dangling shoes can disrupt the power line.