Does anyone else hate hockey slang?

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  1. SnowblindNYR

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    Silky mitts, celly, etc.

    There's some that I'm ok with like "top shelf". But most of it is just so damn corny that it hurts. It's the opposite of cool. Mind you, I'm not quite down with the culture of other sports either. I don't think a choreographed celebration is necessary any time a touchdown happens in the NFL. But, the hockey slang seems like it's out of touch with young people today, maybe other than in some parts of Canada. And don't get me wrong I criticize millennials enough, but if the sport is to ever grow I don't know how corny slang used today will help. I cringe every time I hear this stuff.
     
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    Some of em I don't like so I just don't use them and they aren't used enough to really bother me at all
     
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    Something something yell something something clouds.

    I don't love all the slang but it's certainly not something that causes me to expend much brainpower or emotion.
     
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    Never gave this much thought. Can't say i'm bothered by it.
     
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    agree…forced garbage to sound hip or whatever its intent is…........its an instant welcome to the 'ignore feature club' for me
     
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    i've always agreed with this, where hockey's "slang" is by far theeee worst out of all sports. it legit cringes me tf out so I stay away from using them. it's not just the slang, but the corny sentences they're used in as well.

    idk if it's just me or the hockey culture, but i have no problem with basketball slang or soccer or any other sport. i feel more comfortable saying "he crossed his ass out!" or "you got megged!", than saying "his hands are filthy" or "you got dangled"

    it was hard just typing that last sentence let alone saying it.

    hockey the sport is just simply amazing, but i'll never agree that it's culture is good by any means. it has never moved forward and has been set back
     
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    I will say I hate when the league or the EA Sports game is referred to as "chel". Need to shorten 3 letters to one syllable. Just brutal.
     
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    I like it. It's the right amount of stupid. Kind of like a game played entirely on ice involving smacking a rubber disc into a net with a wooden stick.
     
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    I like it better than NBA slang, aka "Has LeBron passed Jordan as the goat?".
     
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    As someone who grew up playing hockey and using that type of slang, I personally love it. But I can see where casual viewers who never actually played the sport could see it as odd and annoying.
     
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    Not at all, growing up in Canada playing hockey the words are just there, its hockey culture. Not once have I ever thought any slang words for hockey was cringe because even kids use them. They are popular here in Canada among any kid playing hockey, the words our own culture

    Shiney is still used by my friends and I when going to the local pond frozen over in the winter. The hockey nicknames usually always end in "er" or "zy", I have even noticed American players using the word "Eh". The slang words like Deke, Dirty Dangles, Silky Mittz, Apple (Assist), Bar Down, Going to the Barn (Arena), Hoser etc and so many are Canadian hockey culture and they won't ever go anywhere at least here in Canada.

    If you can't stand them it seems you chose the wrong sport.

    These words are for hockey players, you casuals wont understand and will hate them.
     
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    The op is a duster for chirping hockey slang. Come to my barn and say that you hoser. Let’s drop the mits you plug.


    :sarcasm:
     
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    Chel really bothers me
     
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    I find it sort of awkward when you have 40 year old social media managers using some of those words when they post to TSN, Sportsnet, etc social accounts
     
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    I wouldn’t say I hate it but it’s often pretty cringey.
     
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    Someone needs to post a Letterkenney clip right now.
     
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    Like in every sport there is cheesy slang and there is cool slang.
     
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    I guess it depends which ones bother you
     
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    Hockey slang is better than other sports slang, maybe second only to volleyball.
     
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    Twisted wrister!
     
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    “Bar down” sounds stupid.

    And stuff like “throwing shade.”
     
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    Obviously.

    Everything in hockey talks seems to be 'obvious'. Begs for a question why they even interview players when everything is always so damn obvious.
     

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