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northface28

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Buzz words that piss you off?
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:19:23 PM »
1) "Smooth"- Look, most every ball is smooth when you don't the following: Elbow it, claw all over it, bend over at the release point and hit up on the ball while it's out in front of you.

I'll start with that.

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Re: Buzz words that piss you off?
« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2017, 03:41:46 PM »
Mo is great…… but it depends on if he is informative Mo or salesman Mo. The line stays blurred to the point it's sad.
  Went to one of his workshops, walked out when he started to pick his nose while he was talking.

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Re: Buzz words that piss you off?
« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2017, 04:13:08 PM »
Mo is great…… but it depends on if he is informative Mo or salesman Mo. The line stays blurred to the point it's sad.
  Went to one of his workshops, walked out when he started to pick his nose while he was talking.

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Re: Buzz words that piss you off?
« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2017, 08:20:17 AM »
My least favorite buzz words, in no particular order (I hope I don't come across as too much of a grump  :-\ )

<grump>

  • Mop - In no other hobby/sport do house cleaning items become nicknames
  • Pill - Someone else said this, and I 100% agree.  People who say this should take a few doses of nope
  • Almost every coverstock name I've ever seen - In the grand scheme of things, how much more aggressive have coverstocks gotten in the last 10 years?  Sure, probably a board or two, but to me it's all marketing bullshit and that hurts the bowlers because now we have no clue how much more aggressive one coverstock is vs. the next.  I like Global's numbering system for covers - it's simple, and relative. Like Albert Einstein.

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Oh great, now we will have some company come out with the Einstein cover stock that is relatively better with it's new improved mass-energy equivalence formula.  It will be quantum leaps above the competition.

Just wait.  :)

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Re: Buzz words that piss you off?
« Reply #49 on: June 20, 2017, 08:22:36 AM »
what does MOP mean?

It's some bizarre nickname a lot of bowlers use.  I don't get it.  I never got it.  I hope to never understand.  There are also some bizarre variations of it - "Mopper" "Mopped" "Moppy Mop".

I'm in NJ, so Doom's insight into it being an East Coast thing is probably accurate. 
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Re: Buzz words that piss you off?
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2017, 11:31:36 AM »
"Shimwrecker" for anyone not throwing a factory polished marble down the lane

"Tricking it" ..... sorry, it's still a _" pin to axis

"I punched up..." when the bowler has never even drawn a line on a ball, much less operated a drill press

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Re: Buzz words that piss you off?
« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2017, 12:02:33 PM »
what does MOP mean?

It's some bizarre nickname a lot of bowlers use.  I don't get it.  I never got it.  I hope to never understand.  There are also some bizarre variations of it - "Mopper" "Mopped" "Moppy Mop".

I'm in NJ, so Doom's insight into it being an East Coast thing is probably accurate. 

Mop was an action bowling term of endearment given to "donators". Guys that would get the floor "mopped" with them. It evolved in some areas to "mop" being the guy that was doing the "mopping". example...

"Ted came in  last week and mopped up the place for 4 games and left."
("Ted" walks in the center)
"Hey Mop!"- to Ted
"Yo! Mop!"- Ted


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Re: Buzz words that piss you off?
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2017, 01:21:13 AM »
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