Hockey lingo, hockey slang, hockey speak. It’s referred to in many ways. But one thing is indisputable, it’s the most colorful vernacular in all of sports. Our new design, ‘Hockey Speak’ is an appreciation of the lions of lingo, the hockey players. This isn’t the first design we’ve released on this topic. On the release of our first tribute to hockey phraseology, ‘Hockey Slang,’ we mentioned how this tradition can be traced back to the sport’s beginnings. ‘Hoser,’ for example, comes from the days before the Zamboni when the losing team would have to hose down the rink after a game. So while old school terms like ‘hoser’ are still commonly used, today’s players have more than ably carried the torch, coining quality, creative, contemporary lingo that would fill those old school skaters with pride.
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Is there any other sport out there that has a vernacular nearly as colorful as that of hockey players? I think not. Hockey definitely has a language all its own. And the use of unique phraseology goes back a long way in the history of hockey culture. The derogatory term ‘Hoser’, for example, comes from the days before the Zamboni when the losing team would have to hose down the rink after a game. The term ‘Rink Rat’ comes from 1940s Canada. It was used to describe a kid that spent all his time at a hockey rink, helping with maintenance work, often without being paid, in exchange for free ice time.
A stranger to the game could listen to a hockey player talk for several minutes without understanding a single word he said. It is in honor of players with these unique linguistic skills that I present the latest eBrush Design creation for Hockey Shirt Shop. Slugged ‘Hockey Slang’, this new design illustrates what you just might overhear at the rink if you happened upon a particularly talented hockey wordsmith.
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