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Talk about Figure Skating Skaters nicknames in your country~

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by xy3026rosa, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. xy3026rosa

    xy3026rosa New Member

    I think it's very interesting.Ice fans usually call skaters nicknames to express their fond.So I summarized some, not many:D :D
    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
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  2. Glacier cat

    Glacier cat Member

    Poor Plushy. It seems that Chinese hates him... :(
  3. Hedwig

    Hedwig WoolSilk Fanatic

    Why "apron" for Patrick Chan? Is there a story?
  4. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

    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.
  5. oz01

    oz01 Member

    Patrick' s Chinese name is 伟群(Wei Qun) which sounds like 围裙(Wei Qun, apron) in Chinese.
  6. os168

    os168 Active Member

    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:

    It can also be interpreted as 偉裙 (Great Apron/Skirt)
  7. jjane45

    jjane45 Active Member

    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.
  8. os168

    os168 Active Member

    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:
  9. iarispiralllyof

    iarispiralllyof Active Member

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

    lily Active Member

  11. kapriza

    kapriza Member

    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).
  12. mia joy

    mia joy Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. yaya124

    yaya124 New Member

    No, it is kind of compliment for his artistry. He got the name after his Je suis malade number at Oly ex.
  14. jjane45

    jjane45 Active Member

    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?
  15. Extranjera

    Extranjera Member

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

    GoGreen New Member

    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.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2012
  17. galaxy

    galaxy Active Member

    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". :lol: 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".
  18. os168

    os168 Active Member

    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 :p

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

    GoGreen New Member

    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.
  20. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

    Surprised no one has mentions Miki Ando's nickname: Mikkitty.
  21. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

    A friend of mine watched Skate Canada this season with me and she called Cynthia Phaneuf "John Travolta" and Rachael Flatt "Rachael Fat".
  22. julianaqtpi

    julianaqtpi New Member

    Aside from "Apron" or whatever for Patrick Chan, my sister and I call him the Human Zamboni. And I call Plushenko "Big Nose", because when you're five years old and watching the 2002 Olympics, that's what you think. Plus it's easier to say than Plushenko.
  23. iarispiralllyof

    iarispiralllyof Active Member

    does michelle have a nickname in china? do they even know of her over there?

    I know she won that Nickelodeon kid's favorite female athlete award in china but that was a lloooong time ago
  24. GoGreen

    GoGreen New Member

    Michelle is well liked in China. She is nicknamed "Kwan the Empress". Similarly, Yuna is "Kim the Queen", Plushenko is "Pu the Emperor".
  25. NarumiAyane

    NarumiAyane Member

    My 7 yo sister calls Caydee and John Moppy Denney (cuz apparently her looks like a mop) and Bald Coughlin (according to her, he looked bald during 4cc)
  26. rosebrallier

    rosebrallier New Member

    I've heard Armin Mabanoozadeh called Armin-hammer (Arm 'n Hammer).
  27. os168

    os168 Active Member

    I get Rachel, but how where did the John Travolta come from?
    OH wait, i just did google search and this came up


    Your friend is soooo right!! :lol:
  28. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

    When he first came on the scene he was often referred to as the Persian Prince because people could not spell or pronounce his name.
  29. CatherineC

    CatherineC Active Member

    When I was little, i wrong read Tessa Virtue's name, not as Tessa Virtue, but like Tessa Virtuve. And in our (latvian) launguage, -
    Virtuve = kitchen. :D
    So, my nickname for her is Virtuve (Kitchen) :D
  30. Blair

    Blair Member

    Brian Joubert has been called Baboo for years.