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skateycat
12-20-2010, 01:33 AM
Mr skateycat knows enough about skating to be dangerous, having gamely gone with me to 2002 Skate America and 2005 US Nationals.

But I still get guff about that 'nice Canadian boy' whose bouquet I caught at Skate America! (Patrice Archetto - yay!)

MichelleTodd
12-20-2010, 01:39 AM
My youngest sister, who actually knows something about skating, always called Slutskaya and Butyrskaya Slutface and Butface, respectively. :rofl: This is someone who took her daughter to ice shows and some of the 2001 Worlds and paid for a few years of lessons for said daughter.

screech
12-20-2010, 02:01 AM
To the people who complain about the falls, I say 'why don't golfers always make their shot?' and 'why don't hockey players always make their goals/goalies always make their save?' and things of the sort.

walei
12-20-2010, 03:02 AM
My mom screams awwwwWWWWWch in fear for any skater that falls.

She had the same reaction when she watched Jurassic Park... to her skating falls are just as scary.

The Accordion
12-20-2010, 04:15 AM
To the people who complain about the falls, I say 'why don't golfers always make their shot?' and 'why don't hockey players always make their goals/goalies always make their save?' and things of the sort.

:encore::encore:

ltnskater
12-20-2010, 05:43 AM
One of my relatives asks, when any Asian female skater is on the ice "Isn't that Nancy Kwan? She still hasn't retired?" :duh:

LMAOOOO, that is hilarious! My astronomy prof said the exact same thing, he was just lecturing on a topic about angular momentum and rotation of planets and used figure skating as an example and it went something like this:

First slide: Picture was Michelle Kwan --> and he says "so here now is Nancy Kwan, pulling in her arms to speed up...etc."

a few slides later: a picture of Nancy Kerrigan pops up lolll

Ozzisk8tr
12-20-2010, 06:44 AM
It seem so (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nuRCQ6QY60). But it's a weird rule because at NHK and for the rest of the season he added feathers to his tights so it made his costume legal :slinkaway

Did he use cock feather?

mia joy
12-20-2010, 10:49 PM
Same with me: I was showing to my classmate my TEB pictures and when he saw the one I took with Scott Moir he said "Hey, you didn't tell me you were there with your boyfriend!" :lol:

Yep, people used to think that also of me and Tomas Verner seing my picture with him :lol:


My youngest sister, who actually knows something about skating, always called Slutskaya and Butyrskaya Slutface and Butface, respectively.

the first year I followed Worlds (2000), I used to call Slutskaya "that Maria who ended up between Kwan and Butyrskaya" :lol: and look at the fan I am now! ;)

But the best thing I always laugh at, is when I tell someone I'm going to a skating event and they ask me "are you going there to compete?" lol that's just so absurd taken that they never see me going to any practices and there's actually NO real ice rink in my city :P

SpiralGirl
12-21-2010, 12:24 AM
After TEB last year, the girl who I took with me asked me whether I remembered "that funny French guy called BONER". She meant Bonheur :lol:

My brother also likes watching Yukki Nikki (Yukari Nakano) do her doughnut spin and various skaters perform "triple whips" (flips!). To be fair, he was 4 :P

MikiAndoFan#1
12-21-2010, 12:35 AM
My brother also likes watching Yukki Nikki (Yukari Nakano) do her doughnut spin and various skaters perform "triple whips" (flips!). To be fair, he was 4 :P

:lol: That's adorable!

Ziggy
12-21-2010, 12:57 AM
Coworker: "This one Japanese guy fell TWICE. I couldn't believe it. TWICE!"
Me: "Well, believe it or not, that's not actually that uncommon."
Coworker: "But these are suppose to be professionals! The best of the best!"

I've had this conversation more than once. :wall:

This thread is exactly the reason I never talk about skating with people who aren't mad fans. :P

Ozzisk8tr
12-21-2010, 02:38 AM
My dad would ask me to do "those double whizzies" all the time. When I did dance my partners mother would ask all the time "How are your lobes?" She could not grasp what a choctaw, twizzle, bracket, rocker or anything else was. Lobes were the only thing she would ask about.

DreamSkates
12-21-2010, 04:16 AM
When each of my 2 kids were about 3 yrs old, they wanted to get my attention onto them instead of watching skating on TV. My daughter climbed to the top of the couch and jumped off saying that she could do a double poopy. My son did something similar but said he was going to do a double whip.

This one's too funny:rofl:

BmcC102
12-21-2010, 05:44 AM
Not funny, but something I've noticed. I call our sport "skating" or "figure skating." Most non or casual fans seem to call it "ice skating." Whenever someone calls it "ice skating" it sets off an alarm to me that they don't really know very much.

I could be wrong in this assumption. What do most of you call it?

pingu
12-21-2010, 09:45 AM
I could be wrong in this assumption. What do most of you call it?
I call it "skating", but actually when I say to my classmates I'm going to see a skating competition they are silent for a few seconds and then say:
"...you mean...on the ice??"
"yes"
"...cool!!!"