Sunday, September 13, 2009

Instructor Speak

With warm waters and great waves, Tybee in the fall is one of the best places in the U.S. to increase one's paddling skill level.
With the coming of the Tybee Kayak Symposium, there will be many 'highly qualified instructors ' teaching a wide array of techniques and styles.
So, as we come into the 'Instruction Season', we thought we would have a closer look at some commonly used phrases and abbreviations of the top coaches.. and their real meaning. Here are just a few...

"Generally" - I'm the only person who believes this.

"Basically" - This is going to get complicated.

"I think that " - Nobody else agrees with me.

"In my honest opinion" - I don't believe a word of this.

"Simply put" - Everything before was a load of waffle.

"The point I'm trying to make" - No one is listening to me.

"In the not too distant future " - It's never going to happen.

"Wow, fantastic " - Finally!

VP - Visual pollution - Rec style kayaks

DOA - Drunk on arrival

FLK - Funny looking kid

NQR - Not quite right

F&C - Fish and Chips

FAC - Fancy a Cuppa?

And some commom English to American translations..
Loo, lav or bog = Bathroom
Spend a Penny = Go to the bathroom
Shagged Out = Worn out
Cream Crackered = Knackered = Worn out
Rubber = Eraser
Randy = Horny
Torch = Flashlight
Queue = Line
Holiday = Vacation
Water bottle = Hydration System
Arse = Fanny
Fanny, front bottom = Well, you know..

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