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    What commentators say....and what they really mean.

    • She owned the competition (Everyone else fell six times)
    • His skating is so solid this year. (Somebody's second home is the drive through at KFC)
    • She has been working with a new coach this year. (Her last cheque to Tarasova bounced)
    • They have the strongest lifts in the business (He can't jump for shit)
    • This performance pays homage to the best of dance. (God help them when Torvill and Dean find out they stole Bolero).
    • Wow. That's five triples in the first minute. (No wonder he front loads programs with that pack a day habit).
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    She's matured/Her skating has become more artistic. (Said skater has gained a lot of weight and it's probably hurt her jumping).

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    This is an interesting departure for him/her/them. (Dear God, what are the coach and choreographer thinking.)

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    I think "tight" means underrotated and "conservative" means they shouldn't have won (if they did).

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    Good for him/her! (It'll never happen again)

    He's an artist (he can't jump)

    He has a masculine style (no grace or flow)

    That program/costume/music is age appropriate (she's 16 but she looks 10)

    A real showman (WTF was that?)

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    That performance was well below his/her potential (That was an absolute trainwreck of a skate)

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    S/he really wanted that landing (I can't believe that wasn't a butt fall).

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    He is usually so consistent (I know him personally and like him so I won't say anything bad -- or he's skated for SOI)

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    "He/she/they have so many wonderful qualities..." =
    "Tonight, he/she/they SUCKED!"

    "Coached by Nikolai Morozov" = "Poor skater is brainwashed."

    "Who does she remind you of?" = "Don't you wish the one this skater reminds you of were skating instead?"

    "Their program tells the story of..." = "This is just weird and you're gonna hate it."

    "Our final skater..." = "We chacked somebody who skated a lot better than someone else you saw."

    At a Disson show: "Blanky blank is here!" = "Be glad you are here in person, because on TV they're gonna show 80% Blanky blank and 20% skating.":

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopysnake View Post
    "Their program tells the story of..." = "This is just weird and you're gonna hate it."
    Pure win.

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    "I found the costumes rather distracting" (The costumes were shit).
    "Hmmm that was an interesting approach to interpretation" (Yep still was shit)

    On the other hand

    Nicky Slater - "I loved it" (I loved it)
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    "He/she is sooooo well-trained and is such a hard worker" (I'm trying to say something nice about this skater even though his/her skating is crap)

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    'I found some of their lifts were not very aesthetically pleasing'=( The world is staring at your crotch)

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    "Ooo that was risky" (He nearly dropped her on her head)
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    "She is a skater's skater." (Girlfriend isn't truly outstanding at anything in particular.)

    "He definitely knows how to work a crowd." (Stick a fork in him--he's done!!!)

    "She has such a lyrical quality about her." (What a sissy--just put on a GFB and let's be done with it!)

    "The choreography of his program could be a bit more complex." (That doofus couldn't even land a single jump if he had an ounce of choreography.)

    "Including that element might not have been a wise move." (As Judge Judy would say, You're an idiot!!!!)

    "She has a very matoor look." (I'm gonna wash that gray right out of her hair!!!)

    "This program has a lot of depth." (Wake me up, before you go-go.)

    "Those are pretty moves." (Perhaps she should consider a career in fashion merchandising instead.)
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    "She's so talented (she'll never crack the top ten) and is really improving every season (but still won't crack the top ten)

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    Their pair skills are outstanding = their singles skills suck

    His/Her greatest strength is that they have no weaknesses = this skater is boring as heck
    I'm not spoiled...I deserve all my stuff.

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    You want good things to happen to good people. (Ugh Scott)... (You've failed a trillion times in the past, but finally you did something great for once.)

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    This topic is sooooo good! Thanks all, I needed the chuckles all of you are providing.
    Please, carry on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vodkashot View Post
    "He/she is sooooo well-trained and is such a hard worker" (I'm trying to say something nice about this skater even though his/her skating is crap)
    hah. Throw in "He/she is such a tough competitor." I find these phrases generally mean "lots of effort, but not a whole lot of talent."

    Similarly, "this is a very ambitious program" = skater's likely not going to pull it off.

    Quote Originally Posted by neptune View Post
    "She is a skater's skater." (Girlfriend isn't truly outstanding at anything in particular.
    Oooh. Au contraire, I tend to love skaters who are described as a "skater's skater." e.g. Michelle Kwan, Yuka Sato.

    "skater's skater" = the things between the jumps are awesome

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