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crawfish
08-12-2008, 06:32 AM
Nothing is worse than hearing someone that can't run three balls talk about playing "lights out." If I hear this phrase just once more, I swear to the good Lord I'm gonna shoot somebody. Or "hits a ton." What the fu#$ does that mean? Do you really want something that feels like it weighs a ton? Who the hell came up with that? My oh my, it's worn out guys. Just killin' me. I propose to come up with something new and original. I mean it. Just once more. So, come on, you sarcastic guys, I know it's coming.

By the way, "First."

Black-Balled
08-12-2008, 06:35 AM
Only the names of all players in the first gimcheolmin listening Uh, all of the dishes come with the ball before the second game which often succeed. Lie some of the art, and I do not think a little bit of stunt speak often in practice. He was, I so good? Of course, but in practice, the success rate the road is about half.

skor
08-12-2008, 06:35 AM
shooting lights out - ooo I just hit the lamp with me cue and the lights went out....

hits a ton - this cue weigh over 19oz

:D :D :D :D :D :D

Poke N Hope
08-12-2008, 06:50 AM
Nothing is worse than hearing someone that can't run three balls talk about playing "lights out." If I hear this phrase just once more, I swear to the good Lord I'm gonna shoot somebody. Or "hits a ton." What the fu#$ does that mean? Do you really want something that feels like it weighs a ton? Who the hell came up with that? My oh my, it's worn out guys. Just killin' me. I propose to come up with something new and original. I mean it. Just once more. So, come on, you sarcastic guys, I know it's coming.

By the way, "First."

What is more annoying then that is the guy thats trying to tell a banger how to play while he's telling everyone that he "Use to play lights out".

hang-the-9
08-12-2008, 06:55 AM
Nothing is worse than hearing someone that can't run three balls talk about playing "lights out." If I hear this phrase just once more, I swear to the good Lord I'm gonna shoot somebody. Or "hits a ton." What the fu#$ does that mean? Do you really want something that feels like it weighs a ton? Who the hell came up with that? My oh my, it's worn out guys. Just killin' me. I propose to come up with something new and original. I mean it. Just once more. So, come on, you sarcastic guys, I know it's coming.

By the way, "First."

I think you may have misheard him then, probably said " I play like the lights were out".

I hear about my cue stick hitting "like Jesus" from people, but he was probably not very violent, so I'm not sure what to make of that :shrug:

Fuji-whopper
08-12-2008, 06:56 AM
A guy I know called himself a "cult icon" in league, according to him EVERYONE watches his every shot. It's very hard not to laugh in his face, he constantly talks about how he is playing, what shot he just made/missed, who he just beat/lost to................the list goes on.

People are great.

skor
08-12-2008, 06:56 AM
I think you may have misheard him then, probably said " I play like the lights were out".

I hear about my cue stick hitting "like Jesus" from people, but he was probably not very violent, so I'm not sure what to make of that :shrug:

Jesus sure did know how to HIT a nail...

Johnnyt
08-12-2008, 07:44 AM
Nothing is worse than hearing someone that can't run three balls talk about playing "lights out." If I hear this phrase just once more, I swear to the good Lord I'm gonna shoot somebody. Or "hits a ton." What the fu#$ does that mean? Do you really want something that feels like it weighs a ton? Who the hell came up with that? My oh my, it's worn out guys. Just killin' me. I propose to come up with something new and original. I mean it. Just once more. So, come on, you sarcastic guys, I know it's coming.

By the way, "First."

This is more important than one might think. IMO it's just one more thing that keeps the teens away...the goofy pool slang that makes no sense. I put this in a thread a few weeks ago and I don't think 5 people read it.

I'm sure some of the sayings were very funny when they were first said, and you were there, but they have got old. Hell write all these saying down and what they mean, then have a contest for the young players to change them to something that's hip today. "hip" I'm sure that's goofy now.
I think one of the things that bugs ME is like Woodstock, everyone was at Johnston City. If everyone was there that said they were there it would have been a National holiday. Johnnyt

cubc
08-12-2008, 08:17 AM
I play like the lights are out.

Steve Ellis
08-12-2008, 08:52 AM
This is more important than one might think. IMO it's just one more thing that keeps the teens away...the goofy pool slang that makes no sense. I put this in a thread a few weeks ago and I don't think 5 people read it.

I'm sure some of the sayings were very funny when they were first said, and you were there, but they have got old. Hell write all these saying down and what they mean, then have a contest for the young players to change them to something that's hip today. "hip" I'm sure that's goofy now.
I think one of the things that bugs ME is like Woodstock, everyone was at Johnston City. If everyone was there that said they were there it would have been a National holiday. Johnnyt
I agree with that Johnny, all the special jargon and the holy than thou attitude makes people shy away from starting pool. Everybody on this forum is always jumping on "Bangers" like they (forum members) just walked in a room one day, picked up a stick, and was shooting at "C+" speed. It is that attitude that isolates our game from the average person. People start golf in mid-life, they start tennis in mid-life, but very few people start pool in mid-life. The "attitude" may just be the reason.
If a person gets discouraged because you beat them bad, that can't be helped, but we can try to not create a hostile atmosphere with "attitude".

poolhustler
08-12-2008, 08:52 AM
I play like the lights are out.

Hopefully with the girl in your avatar!!!!

mullyman
08-12-2008, 08:58 AM
I agree with that Johnny, all the special jargon and the holy than thou attitude makes people shy away from starting pool. Everybody on this forum is always jumping on "Bangers" like they (forum members) just walked in a room one day, picked up a stick, and was shooting at "C+" speed. It is that attitude that isolates our game from the average person. People start golf in mid-life, they start tennis in mid-life, but very few people start pool in mid-life. The "attitude" may just be the reason.
If a person gets discouraged because you beat them bad, that can't be helped, but we can try to not create a hostile atmosphere with "attitude".

Personally, I have no problem with the C players. They're actually trying to learn so I leave them alone, as far as picking on them goes. What bothers me are the weekend warriors that come in with their friends, probably shoot pool once every 2 months, make a ball and act like they're Minnesota Fats. Those are the ones that get under my tits. People actually learning to play though? As long as they don't act like they're the greatest thing since sliced bread I have no problem helping them out. I was there once.
MULLY

DaveK
08-12-2008, 08:58 AM
One that gets me is "old skool" as seen in an ad around here. Misspelling works to make them look "kewl" is new Internet related phenomena, and it definately NOT "old sCHool". I'm getting older by the day :embarrassed2:

Dave

crawfish
08-12-2008, 09:04 AM
Personally, I have no problem with the C players. They're actually trying to learn so I leave them alone, as far as picking on them goes. What bothers me are the weekend warriors that come in with their friends, probably shoot pool once every 2 months, make a ball and act like they're Minnesota Fats. Those are the ones that get under my tits. People actually learning to play though? As long as they don't act like they're the greatest thing since sliced bread I have no problem helping them out. I was there once.
MULLY
Excellent. I try my best to help create interest to the newer players. I help out when I can. I'm not Johnny, but I'm not charging people either. In my "up and coming" days, the good players would never play you "free." You paid in one way or another. It drives me crazy to hear a guy, that plays at a low level, trying to degrade a slightly lesser player by using all of the pool slang and this and that. I don't know. I guess the little things bother me a little too much.

inside_english
08-12-2008, 09:05 AM
Nothing is worse than hearing someone that can't run three balls talk about playing "lights out." If I hear this phrase just once more, I swear to the good Lord I'm gonna shoot somebody. Or "hits a ton." What the fu#$ does that mean? Do you really want something that feels like it weighs a ton? Who the hell came up with that? My oh my, it's worn out guys. Just killin' me. I propose to come up with something new and original. I mean it. Just once more. So, come on, you sarcastic guys, I know it's coming.

By the way, "First."
How about referring to anything advantageous, profitable or beneficial as being "the nuts"...I despise that term. Or even worse, "the nizzle"...somehow attempting to Snoop-ify the word. Actually doing that to any word is annoying to me, guess I am getting old too...LOL.

And true to form, last night during APA at least six jackasses yelled "fore!" at the tops of their voices when someone else hit the CB off the table...and they all thought it was funny. People are...interesting.

inside_english
08-12-2008, 09:08 AM
Excellent. I try my best to help create interest to the newer players. I help out when I can. I'm not Johnny, but I'm not charging people either. In my "up and coming" days, the good players would never play you "free." You paid in one way or another. It drives me crazy to hear a guy, that plays at a low level, trying to degrade a slightly lesser player by using all of the pool slang and this and that. I don't know. I guess the little things bother me a little too much.
You shouldn't let the little things bother you. An effective way of dealing with such annoyances would be to take a house cue, break it, then use the end that has the more jagged part and shove it in their eye or temple. Seems a bit much but it has ALWAYS worked for me!

They lay there, writhing on the cheap carpet with blood gushing, and like magic, those little things don't bother me anymore. It's amazing...:)

rzrbak98
08-12-2008, 09:11 AM
Nothing is worse than hearing someone that can't run three balls talk about playing "lights out." If I hear this phrase just once more, I swear to the good Lord I'm gonna shoot somebody. Or "hits a ton." What the fu#$ does that mean? Do you really want something that feels like it weighs a ton? Who the hell came up with that? My oh my, it's worn out guys. Just killin' me. I propose to come up with something new and original. I mean it. Just once more. So, come on, you sarcastic guys, I know it's coming.

By the way, "First."


That just funny shit right there and yet so true rep to you.

Steve Ellis
08-12-2008, 09:20 AM
How about referring to anything advantageous, profitable or beneficial as being "the nuts"...I despise that term. Or even worse, "the nizzle"...somehow attempting to Snoop-ify the word. Actually doing that to any word is annoying to me, guess I am getting old too...LOL.

And true to form, last night during APA at least six jackasses yelled "fore!" at the tops of their voices when someone else hit the CB off the table...and they all thought it was funny. People are...interesting.

Somewhat unrelated but about jargon. One place I worked when playing a project always used to talk about the "rocks" to look out for. I must have heard that term 6 times a day for 2 years, drove me crazy. That is the problem with jargon, it doesn't die when it should, especially when it implies that the person using it must be "in with the in crowd".

frankncali
08-12-2008, 09:31 AM
To me thats just part of sports. Each one has its different sayings and
language.

One thing that kills me about pool is how we give or want to give every player a damned nickname. We play pool thats it. There shouldn't be an
Iceman, a Scorpian, or anything else that is menacing.
I don't mind names like Kid Delicious becuase it came to him and stuck.
It seems like I see people always wanting to give a player a nickname. It
should come natural and it doesn't have to be "hard". We play a pretty soft no contact, no weapon, air conditioned sport.
Truthfully wouldn't most pool nicknames be a moniker and not a nickname. To me a nickname is something people call you.

Cuaba
08-12-2008, 09:40 AM
I have several English friends that I play when I'm in Asia. Their jargon is totally different. What we call "draw", they call "screw". Instead of making balls they "pot" them. English is "spin." Etc.

One of them thought it was funny when I missed a shot and I said I "dogged" it. Then another day he asked me how I was playing and I said I was just "doggin balls." Now, when I miss a shot he calls me "Doggin Balls."

Better than being called a "wanker" I guess.

Johnnyt
08-12-2008, 09:46 AM
Excellent. I try my best to help create interest to the newer players. I help out when I can. I'm not Johnny, but I'm not charging people either. In my "up and coming" days, the good players would never play you "free." You paid in one way or another. It drives me crazy to hear a guy, that plays at a low level, trying to degrade a slightly lesser player by using all of the pool slang and this and that. I don't know. I guess the little things bother me a little too much.

"I'm not Johnny, but I'm not charging either" Your not talking about this Johnny I hope, because if you are someone OWES ME MONEY! :) Johnnyt

Scott Lee
08-12-2008, 01:04 PM
Way to go Frank! You are SOOOOO right, and Steve Tipton is the worst offender of them all. He has made up every horrible nickname/moniker on the WPBA tour...all of them atrocious The only one he didn't come up with is Jeanette Lee's "Black Widow"...which also works well for her, and brings her a lot of notoriety. The rest are BS, imo.

Scott Lee
www.poolknowledge.com

To me thats just part of sports. Each one has its different sayings and
language.

One thing that kills me about pool is how we give or want to give every player a damned nickname. We play pool thats it. There shouldn't be an
Iceman, a Scorpian, or anything else that is menacing.
I don't mind names like Kid Delicious becuase it came to him and stuck.
It seems like I see people always wanting to give a player a nickname. It
should come natural and it doesn't have to be "hard". We play a pretty soft no contact, no weapon, air conditioned sport.
Truthfully wouldn't most pool nicknames be a moniker and not a nickname. To me a nickname is something people call you.

frankncali
08-12-2008, 01:19 PM
Way to go Frank! You are SOOOOO right, and Steve Tipton is the worst offender of them all. He has made up every horrible nickname/moniker on the WPBA tour...all of them atrocious The only one he didn't come up with is Jeanette Lee's "Black Widow"...which also works well for her, and brings her a lot of notoriety. The rest are BS, imo.

Scott Lee
www.poolknowledge.com


I don't mind the Black Widow. It fits and she is still Jeanette Lee. Never knew Tipton was doing that. Isn't he retiring?? I wonder who will take his place.