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    Talking Talk about Figure Skating Skaters nicknames in your country~

    I think it's very interesting.Ice fans usually call skaters nicknames to express their fond.So I summarized some, not many
    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.
    Last edited by xy3026rosa; 02-08-2012 at 02:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xy3026rosa View Post
    Plushenko:Old Airtist
    Poor Plushy. It seems that Chinese hates him...

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    Why "apron" for Patrick Chan? Is there a story?

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedwig View Post
    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.

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    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

    Quote Originally Posted by oz01 View Post
    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)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glacier cat View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    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)

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    this is more of a skating fandom thing, but kween = michelle, obviously

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    [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

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

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    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"

    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).

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glacier cat View Post
    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.

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapriza View Post
    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" (little village)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glacier cat View Post
    Poor Plushy. It seems that Chinese hates him...
    On the contrary, the Old Artist is fashioned the same way as the People's Artist, it is the kind of title given to the most renowned and extremely accomplished artists in the Soviet Union era or in China in the past.

    Plushy was nicknamed in such a way to complement the longevity of his career and his artistry, it also acknowledges him as a legacy from the Soviet era. In Chinese, "old" is not a bad word, it is associated with seniority in status and command of respect. The nickname does tease him a bit of his advanced age as a figure skater, but very affectionately so. The lengendary Swedish table tennis player Jan-Ove Waldner is widely nicknamed as the "Old Wa" (老瓦)in China. Again here the ”Old“ is a complement of his evergreen career. (p.s. Waldner is probably one of the most beloved foreign athletes in China). Plushy is also nicknamed as "Plush King" or "The Tsar".


    Mao's Chinese is more like "Kitten", a compliment to her jumping ability and her cuteness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGreen View Post
    On the contrary, the Old Artist is fashioned the same way as the People's Artist, it is the kind of title given to the most renowned and extremely accomplished artists in the Soviet Union era or in China in the past.

    Plushy was nicknamed in such a way to complement the longevity of his career and his artistry, it also acknowledges him as a legacy from the Soviet era. In Chinese, "old" is not a bad word, it is associated with seniority in status and command of respect. The nickname does tease him a bit of his advanced age as a figure skater, but very affectionately so. The lengendary Swedish table tennis player Jan-Ove Waldner is widely nicknamed as the "Old Wa" (老瓦)in China. Again here the ”Old“ is a complement of his evergreen career. (p.s. Waldner is probably one of the most beloved foreign athletes in China). Plushy is also nicknamed as "Plush King" or "The Tsar".



    Mao's Chinese is more like "Kitten", a compliment to her jumping ability and her cuteness.
    Plushenko'a debut skate in Japan was when he was 15. He blew away Japanese fans and audience, and gave an enourmous impact to Japanese figure skating world. Since then he has been mostly called "Genius", like Genius Plushenko. When he was very young, there was a time he was called "Alien". That means he was too incredible to be a human being, or his ability was beyond human abilities. Then later he started to be called "Emperor" or "King".

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    Yeah in Chinese Skating forums, he is also called Pu Emperor.

    Although there are others like to call him more endearingly like 'PuPu', kind of like how they call little kids, pets and especially Pandas

    He is one of the rare skater that has received this treatment to my collection, which shows great fondness for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxy View Post
    Plushenko'a debut skate in Japan was when he was 15. He blew away Japanese fans and audience, and gave an enourmous impact to Japanese figure skating world. Since then he has been mostly called "Genius", like Genius Plushenko. When he was very young, there was a time he was called "Alien". That means he was too incredible to be a human being, or his ability was beyond human abilities. Then later he started to be called "Emperor" or "King".
    I think Plushenko likes many Japanese skaters too. And it is interesting that in China, he was also nicknamed as "Cat" or "Kitten" when he was very young, for his cat-like jumping ability. Now that nickname was passed to Mao Asada, which is very fitting too.

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    Surprised no one has mentions Miki Ando's nickname: Mikkitty.

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