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xy3026rosa
02-07-2012, 04:03 AM
I think it's very interesting.Ice fans usually call skaters nicknames to express their fond.So I summarized some, not many:D :D
Yaguding:bear
Stephane Lambiel :Ladybug
Nobunari ODA:monkey
Patrick Chan:Apron
Yuna Kim:Queen
Mao Asada: cat
Carolina Kostner:Turkey sister
Don't ask me why we call skaters these nicknames---> has become a habit to us.:D

Glacier cat
02-07-2012, 11:01 AM
Plushenko:Old Airtist
Poor Plushy. It seems that Chinese hates him... :(

Hedwig
02-07-2012, 11:09 AM
Why "apron" for Patrick Chan? Is there a story?

Moka-Ananas
02-07-2012, 12:05 PM
a friend of my parents who hates Carolina Kostner with a passion always called her "dead fish" or "rotten (dead) fish".

Kiira Korpi is referred to by my mom as "krasavica" = (Russian) "beautiful girl"

Elena Sokolova's nickname is "Cupcake" on this board as some American commentator called her that once and somehow it stuck.

oz01
02-07-2012, 12:19 PM
Why "apron" for Patrick Chan? Is there a story?

Patrick' s Chinese name is 伟群(Wei Qun) which sounds like 围裙(Wei Qun, apron) in Chinese.

os168
02-07-2012, 01:27 PM
I might be evil (okay i am) but I am much more curious about the skater's nickname in a rival country. What is Patrick's nickname in Russia for example :2faced:


Patrick' s Chinese name is 伟群(Wei Qun) which sounds like 围裙(Wei Qun, apron) in Chinese.

It can also be interpreted as 偉裙 (Great Apron/Skirt)

jjane45
02-07-2012, 02:15 PM
Poor Plushy. It seems that Chinese hates him... :(

LOL Chinese forums use soooooooo many random nicknames / abbreviations that can be difficult to decipher. IIRC people call Plush "Old Artist" or frequently "Plush King" with reasonable reverence, lots more love for Plush compared to Chan. And Liza goes by "junior girl schoolmate" (of Plush) lol. Calling Mao Asada "Cat / Kitten" is what I personally like the best.

os168
02-07-2012, 02:45 PM
LOL Chinese forums use soooooooo many random nicknames / abbreviations that can be difficult to decipher. IIRC people call Plush "Old Artist" or frequently "Plush King" with reasonable reverence, lots more love for Plush compared to Chan. And Liza goes by "junior girl schoolmate" (of Plush) lol. Calling Mao Asada "Cat / Kitten" is what I personally like the best.

I thought it was surreal how Carolina Kostner was called Sister Turkey since the beginning. Only because one of her earlier red costumes resembles a turkey without the meaning of being a Turkey in the western context which complete does not translate in Chinese.

Funny how it sort of self prophasized many times since and especially during the Olympics. Can Sister Turkey defy her name this year at Worlds? Maybe.

My new favourite is Hanyu's: Happy Cow/Ox because the English name just rhymes with the Chinese words, but also it is surprising apt (Ox are simple, stubborn hard working types, they are resilient and hardest working animal in Chinese astrology) :lol:

iarispiralllyof
02-07-2012, 04:34 PM
this is more of a skating fandom thing, but kween = michelle, obviously

lily
02-07-2012, 04:58 PM
[QUOTE=os168;3471525]I might be evil (okay i am) but I am much more curious about the skater's nickname in a rival country. What is Patrick's nickname in Russia for example :2faced:

Ho-ho, one of them is "chistabog" in Russia what means "just God".

kapriza
02-07-2012, 05:32 PM
Peter Durnev, Russian commentator and technical specialist has a big crush on Anna Cappellini. Once he called her карамелька (caramel drop) and asked his co-comentator: "What can I do Vasily, she's just too cute" :rofl:

me and my friends love to call skaters with the nicknames. most of them we create from Polish words that sound similar to skaters name. for example:
Mao Asada - Mała Asada (Little Asada)
Evan Lysacek - Evan Lizaczek (Evan The Lollipop)
Brian Joubert - Żubrzyk (Little Wisent)
Evgeni Plushenko - Pluszak (Fluffy Toy)

we also call
Elene Gedevanishvili - Pchełka (The Tiddly Wink)
Irina Slutskaya - Pączek (Donut)
Kiira Korpi - Słodkooka (Sweet Eyed Girl) or Płowowłosa (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)
sometimes we also call Laura and Kiira "Balladyna and Alina" in relation to famous Polish drama "Balladyna" by Słowacki (it's about two sisters: brunette and fiercy Balladyna and blonde and innocent Alina).

mia joy
02-07-2012, 07:56 PM
In the times when Denstas and D/L were competiting against each other, and I liked none of the teams, I used to call Marie-France "the stiff one" and Albena "the soft one" (neither of which was supposed to be flattering).

I have to admit, I only give negative nicknames to skaters. When I like them, I just call them by their names.

I also used to call K/N "the bats", after that hideous FD of theirs.

yaya124
02-07-2012, 08:34 PM
Poor Plushy. It seems that Chinese hates him... :(

No, it is kind of compliment for his artistry. He got the name after his Je suis malade number at Oly ex.

jjane45
02-08-2012, 03:48 AM
Love the funny nicknames from different languages. Skaters mentioned so far are mostly in the singles discipline though. Anything funny for pairs / dance or just the boring initials?

Extranjera
02-08-2012, 08:51 AM
most of them we create from Polish words that sound similar to skaters name. for example:
Mao Asada - Mała Asada (Little Asada)


Two years ago I watched WC with my friend, and he asked me whether her name is "Mała Osada" :D (little village)