Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Swish

To swish something (a rejection slip perhaps) is to move it through the air, so that it makes a sound. Helpfully my dictionary describes the noise produced as 'a swishing sound'.

You can also swish things away - horses swish tails to dissaude flies from bothering them, scythes can swish the long grass into neat rows of drying hay.













Swish is also another term for something that's a bit posh or smart.

The rate my hair's growing, I'll soon be able swish it in my swish mobile writing retreat.

8 comments:

  1. Just as long as deadlines don't go swishing by.

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  2. I had lots of swish notebooks and a snazzy Parker pen for my birthday. You can feel the movement in that word.

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    1. You're right, Suzy - it isn't a word which just sits there.

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