shimmy vs shinny : Common Errors in English

About shimmy vs shinny

You shinny—or shin (climb)—up a tree or pole; but on the dance floor or in a vibrating vehicle you shimmy (shake).

shimmy Meaning(s)

  • (n) an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)
  • (n) a woman's sleeveless undergarment
  • (n) lively dancing (usually to ragtime music) with much shaking of the shoulders and hips
  • (v) tremble or shake
  • (v) dance a shimmy

shinny Meaning(s)

  • (n) a simple version of hockey played by children on the streets (or on ice or on a field) using a ball or can as the puck
  • (v) climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

shimmy in News

  • Storm goaltender has her guys’ back

    BY ROBERT JONES 810-452-2615 • rjones@mihomepaper.com Goaltender Ella Sinclair sits in the locker room and draws her hair into a French braid. Soon enough, the guys will be watching her every move — and firing their best shots. The thought makes her nerves shimmy ever so slightly. A lot of girls might crack under such pressure. Not Ella. read more
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Davison Index

shinny in News

  • These Are Fascinating Times For The Hamptons It Crowd

    By Christine Bellini They crop up every year like wild strawberries – filling the idles spaces, shop entries, box office lobbies, coffee shop windowsills and pizza parlor alcoves. With their shinny slick covers they tempt even the most reluctant passerby to succumb to their inky world of desire and wanton ownership. These street-walkers of the [...]
    on June 18, 2013 Source: The Sag Harbor Express

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