Boomerang pants?

I came across this sentence while learning the vocab 曲線:

ブーメランパンツから出てるコウイチのおしりの曲線…いいね!

And I’m so intrigued - anyone have any idea why the Japanese word for Speedos/swim briefs is boomerang pants?

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I think it’s because Speedo uses a boomerang as its symbol. :v:

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Huh, I was thinking shape, but that makes much more sense, haha.

I’d never looked close enough at anything Speedo’s to really notice the logo.

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Japanese Wikipedia says it’s because they look like a boomerang

  • ブーメランパンツ - 競泳用のタイトなブリーフ型水着を前方から見た時、ブーメランのように見えることからつけられた呼称。略称、ブーメラン、Vパンツなど。

But it’s possible that the name came from Speedo’s logo and then people didn’t realize that was the origin since they are roughly that shape.

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