In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- When I was a little girl I really wanted to be a majorette, so my mom signed me up with the Oregon Journal Juniors Majorettes.
- If majorettes and samba bands are taking part it is a lot of hard work for them.
- There will be 40 floats in tomorrow's procession, accompanied by marching bands, majorettes and cheerleaders.
- Marching bands, majorettes and decorated floats will make up this year's Northfleet carnival on July 3.
- You could be sure that their majorettes were not only good twirlers, they were good students.
- What are required are accordion players, drummers and majorettes.
- Both events feature arts and crafts stalls, a fun fair, majorettes ' performances, a brass band and a barbecue.
- At a recent wedding, I saw a dancing mother twirl a rifle in both hands above her head like the baton of a majorette.
- A reunion for people who were in the local majorettes troupe in the late 1970s is being organised for October with a trip to the Isle of Man.
- People confuse us with majorettes but we don't perform at the same kind of functions.
- There's always like two ladies that look like Katherine Harris sitting in the corner, like ‘We used to be majorettes.’
- Entertainment was provided by morris dancers, majorettes and wrestlers, with Bratton Silver Band also on hand to get the toes tapping.
- She marched behind the St Joseph's Accordion Band and the majorettes in this year's St Patrick's Day parade in New York.
- A popular community centre could be shut down, leaving majorettes, martial arts' enthusiasts and bowls players with nowhere to go.
- How about those majorettes, you know, the baton twirlers, ever see them strut?
- It will include floats, vintage cars, majorettes, stilt walkers, dancers and music.
- Troupes of majorettes and dancers in distinct uniforms from across the region took turns to put on dazzling displays.
- The majorettes play a significant role in the successes of the orchestra.
- She said: ‘Ideally we would like ex majorettes and they have to be over 21.’
- A total of 14 acts were laid on for a 170-strong audience, with majorettes, solo singers, trumpet players and dancers strutting their stuff on stage.
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