Yes, "brown shirts" refers to UPS.
Student or Learner
Please explain the following in bold in easy English.
1. Early compelling saga examples
Honda: We will destroy Yamaha!
Coke: Put Coke within arm's reach.
FedEx: Beat the "brown shirts" with our red, white, and blue trucks.
In the above, does "brown shirts" refer to UPS?
2. Two hundred feet below camp, a crack shot across the slope I was crossing. The crack became an avalanche, the snow rushing past my legs like water in a water.
In the second, "shot" is a verb, meaning that the crack developed very, very quickly.
I think it's worth while pointing out that "shot" is the past tense of "shoot". So, this verb will appear in dictionaries under "shoot". This is often a problem for learners who look up inflected forms and can't find them. You have to try and work out the base form first.
Yes. I knew the "shot" is the past tense of "shoot." But in the quoted context, I couldn't understand clearly the meaning of the verb. Because the meaning of "shot" was unclear to me, the meaning of "crack" was also confusing. When I looked up the dictionary, both words had several meanings. That's why I posted the question.