In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- And even if students have a hard time with names, no one could mistake the gigantic swoosh on the side of the gym.
- You want to pay kids to get the swoosh tattooed on their foreheads?
- Instead of getting black Nikes with the white swoosh like everyone else, we went to Payless and bought the $12 variety of basketball shoes.
- Now this doesn't explain the giant swoosh - it's way too big and too curved to fit the usual pattern.
- Note the similarity of the logo to the Nike swoosh.
- The world's largest athletic shoemaker has relaunched a website where shoppers design their own shoes, choosing everything from the colour of the famous Nike swoosh to personalizing the tongue with a word or phrase.
- Navy blue sweatshirts bearing a single foreign word, Michigan, and a well-known logo, the Nike swoosh, were piled high in a small room off the main factory floor.
- Wearing the famed swoosh on its jerseys has allowed the club to break into the 130 countries that Nike reaches.
- In the last twenty years we've gone from logos with horizontal stripes (a la IBM) to swooshes to geometric shapes (Target).
- The distinctive swoosh logo came in 1971, a student-made design.
- To fulfil the new contract Woods must wear as many swooshes as possible.
- Just as noteworthy are the prominent gold swooshes on the chest and hip, and the shiny new Max Airs on his feet.
- One cannot miss the big swoosh of Nike, and all the other brand names and logos, the Body Shop, and the Gap, among others.
- Confusingly, logos and some design signatures - such as the three stripes on Adidas track suits or the Nike swoosh - are protected from copying under trademark statutes.
- Nike broadcasts a message that equates its famous swoosh with freedom, revolution and personal exuberance.
1to swoosh past — pasar silbando / zumbando
- She then pivoted and the black skirt she wore swooshed around, her shoulder-length brown hair twirling.
- The turquoise sea swooshed gently under the darkening sky.
- The car finally swooshed out of the traffic and everything became a blur of colors again.
- The sound of it sounds like something sizzling in a pan but with cars swooshing by.
- Finally they all swooshed to a halt and we clapped heartily, while feeling a bit disconcerted by the whole thing.
- Once in a while a pedestrian stepped off the sidewalk and the traffic swooshed round them like water hitting a weir.
- Trucks and cars swoosh past us occasionally, otherwise we are cocooned in the subliminal hum of the forest.
- The doors swoosh open, and the pilots are faced with a long, brightly lit corridor, with open plan rooms leading off both sides of it, separated from the corridor by large sheets of plexiglass.
- As I waited my turn, I saw in my rear-view mirror that, of the half dozen or so cars that swooshed by me in the carpool lane, not a single one carried a passenger.
- Cars are swooshing by every so often and I find myself almost transfixed watching them.
- We pause on Park Avenue, cabs swooshing past, slick, chill streets, slippery sidewalks, a grey evening, a nondescript night.
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