Isn't it funny how one word can have so many different connotations? When my daughter was an infant, sleepers referred to what they call 'onesies' now. Heck, they even had them for adults (they probably still do). They're like a jumpsuit with feet in them.
I know movies can be referred to as 'sleepers' - those that are successful despite minimal promotion or lacking a successful opening. I had to look that up as I don't watch movies but I'm aware of the term in reference to them.
Of course, on trains, a sleeper was exactly that - sleeping accommodation. The term sleeper has also been used to refer to someone or something boring.
When I was in my teens and got my ears pierced, 'sleepers' were the gold or silver rings that were put in your ears initially and you left them in and just turned them while the area healed.
And that's how this blog started. I was looking for 'sleepers' today (earrings) and thankfully, the woman that served me was from my era, so knew exactly what I was referring to. I have no idea if they're called something else now, but fortunately, they did have some. I had two pairs of sleepers, a gold and a silver pair. Now I have one of each with no idea where I lost the other ones.
With any luck, I'll be able to hang onto the new sleepers and be able to find a silver pair in the new year, seeing as they were all sold out today.
Now you can return to your regularly scheduled political sleeper blogs. You can assign whatever connotation you like to that.
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