I like to call things as they are. You know - "Call a spade a spade." So it's no wonder that patterns like "Basic Sock" or "Stockinette Sock" just bore me to tears. I've decided that I will forever call them "Don't Even Pay Attention Socks" otherwise referred to as DEPA socks.
I can make these DEPA socks without even looking (OK - except when I pick up sts for the gusset.) so they're perfect for knitting in the movies, when I wear my contacts and forget my reading glasses (there, I admitted publicly that I now need reading glasses). These are the socks that went with me to the Mets game yesterday so I could knit on the train. They're perfect. I like not paying attention to my knitting.
How about you? Do you have another name that you use for stockinette socks?