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pro9dg
10-30-2015, 11:48 AM
Hello Jen (and Spartan too)
The nickname of Karl Boyes is GWAPO and it is a Tagalog word meaning HANDSOME. Knowing Karl then I would have bet that he had chosen the name himself.

I like to think that GWAPO stands for
GOT WAYS of ALIENATING and PISSINGOFF OPPONENTS.
He is a living legend in his Blackpool hometown and had a massive hand in organising last year's post match Mosconi celebrations. He invited a few friends, he invited his Euro team mates, then he invited the crowd at the final to come. But only 300 came.

spartan
10-30-2015, 11:56 AM
Hello Jen (and Spartan too)
The nickname of Karl Boyes is GWAPO and it is a Tagalog word meaning HANDSOME. Knowing Karl then I would have bet that he had chosen the name himself.

I like to think that GWAPO stands for
GOT WAYS of ALIENATING and PISSINGOFF OPPONENTS.
He is a living legend in his Blackpool hometown and had a massive hand in organising last year's post match Mosconi celebrations. He invited a few friends, he invited his Euro team mates, then he invited the crowd at the final to come. But only 300 came.

LOL like the acronym
I believe he spells it Guapo which is Spanish for Handsome
Tagalog Gwapo has same meaning which is derivative of Guapo
:D

michael4
10-30-2015, 12:01 PM
someone said "Boyes George" I knew that couldn't be true :embarrassed2:

PoolBum
10-30-2015, 12:05 PM
Are you sure his nickname is El Guapo and not Del Taco?

simibill
10-30-2015, 02:04 PM
Are you sure it's not spelled with an "n"?

molinatx4206
10-30-2015, 02:15 PM
No no no... Everyone knows it's the ball cleaner...

CElliottH18
10-30-2015, 02:16 PM
What a piece of guano

JAM
10-30-2015, 02:22 PM
Hello Jen (and Spartan too)
The nickname of Karl Boyes is GWAPO and it is a Tagalog word meaning HANDSOME. Knowing Karl then I would have bet that he had chosen the name himself.

I like to think that GWAPO stands for
GOT WAYS of ALIENATING and PISSINGOFF OPPONENTS.
He is a living legend in his Blackpool hometown and had a massive hand in organising last year's post match Mosconi celebrations. He invited a few friends, he invited his Euro team mates, then he invited the crowd at the final to come. But only 300 came.

How interesting! Actually, Karl is very handsome. Easy on the eyes! :cool:

Zhero
10-30-2015, 02:35 PM
How interesting! Actually, Karl is very handsome. Easy on the eyes! :cool:

...but man boobs...

pt109
10-30-2015, 03:24 PM
When you're in Italy, the word is "GUAPO"....
....originally it meant 'handsome and brave'...
....then it morphed to 'tough guy'....
...associated with mob types....
....in North American English....it morphed to "WOP"


Freddy the Beard and I had this argument a while back....
....his friends backed me up with emails to him.
rest in peace, Freddy

Ky Boy
10-30-2015, 03:49 PM
someone said "Boyes George" I knew that couldn't be true :embarrassed2:



Funny.

Actually, I was reading somewhere today that Karl has a daughter and her name is Georgie J. Boyes.

I'm not a fan of Karl by any means but he sure can play some pool.

J SCHWARZ
10-30-2015, 03:55 PM
When you're in Italy, the word is "GUAPO"....
....originally it meant 'handsome and brave'...
....then it morphed to 'tough guy'....
...associated with mob types....
....in North American English....it morphed to "WOP"


Freddy the Beard and I had this argument a while back....
....his friends backed me up with emails to him.
rest in peace, Freddy

Wasn't WOP an older derogatory term for Italian immigrants. Slang for Without papers? I've never heard wop used as anything but an insult.

pt109
10-30-2015, 04:03 PM
Wasn't WOP an older derogatory term for Italian immigrants. Slang for Without papers? I've never heard wop used as anything but an insult.

That's what Freddy thought....but I made him a believer.
...the "without papers" explanation is what is known as 'folk etymology'...
.....a likely story that is sorta believable...

By the way....Karl's nickname Gwapo might very well be faithful to the 'tough guy'
connotation of the Italian version....he's got scar tissue on his left eyebrow....
....looks like Karl can walk the walk.

corvette1340
10-30-2015, 04:46 PM
Karl "Likes Little" Boyes

seven_7days
10-30-2015, 05:11 PM
Karl "Likes Little" Boyes

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pro9dg
10-30-2015, 05:19 PM
Karl "Likes Little" Boyes

A very poor lowlife contribution to this thread

Colonel
10-30-2015, 05:20 PM
How interesting! Actually, Karl is very handsome. Easy on the eyes! :cool:


Handsome is as handsome does