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Brian Stewart
Dec 20th, 2001, 04:06 PM
Reviving an old topic from long ago.

For those not familiar with the term (from the old HBO show, "Not Necessarily the News"), a "sniglet" is a word that isn't in the dictionary, but should be. What are some tennis sniglets that we can make up? Here are a few from before:

Drob: a drop shot that goes too high into the air.

Lowb: an attempted lob that is too low, allowing for an easy smash for the opponent.

PENNtagram: tennis ball logo tattoo that you get if you're at the net when your doubles partner hits a lowb.

Nutcord: when a male player miscalculates the height of the net while attempting to step over it.

<br />And a new one:

Andydextrous: a fawning announcer that is equally capable of kissing both of Roddick's butt cheeks.

Dec 20th, 2001, 04:18 PM
Kiss Everted-(verb) a heavily favored star picked by Chris Evert to win, almost certain to be an upset victim.<br /> Also used: "Chris kissed".

inyourhead smash-when you have a chance to hit<br /> your "enemy" with a smash.

screen volley- a volley meant to be a swing that<br /> hits the screen.

Dec 20th, 2001, 05:47 PM

Dec 20th, 2001, 05:48 PM
if only i was punny <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Dec 21st, 2001, 11:19 PM
I use to love sniglets!!! Here is my try at one:

octaflash ~~ Octagon's spreads false rumors of engagements etc.. in order to have their name in the paper and bring attention to the world that Anna is THEIR client!

~~ Chris KISSED is the BEST!

Dec 22nd, 2001, 03:44 AM
I don't know if this would count as a "sniglet", but it's an old favorite of mine, anyway!

Sabatweeny: a between the legs shot that only a certain Argentinian player could make <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Dec 22nd, 2001, 06:29 AM
Sele-scream: the intense decible level of Monica Seles when she goes in for the kill on hitting a winner.

Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:42 AM
Gorehand - The players stand quite close to each other and the one preparing a hard pass shot has a very loose grip on her racquet..

Gorand - A forehand way out after getting an easy return on a hard serve.

Dec 22nd, 2001, 10:50 AM
DECIMALS - The unit in which one can measure the levels of Monica Seles' grunting.

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Brian Stewart
Dec 23rd, 2001, 03:35 PM
Arantxaphobia: a fear of long, claycourt rallies.

Chrissed off: feeling of a top player when losing after being Chris-kissed.

Slopspin: an unusually spun shot that is both topspin and slice, yet neither, and ricochets off the court like something out of a Benny Hill sketch. (I hated players who did this.)

Racqueteer: a player for whom 90% of his/her shots never touch the strings. Also know as a Framous Amos.

McEnhole: John or Patrick McEnroe when they're saying something negative about women's tennis.

Dec 23rd, 2001, 07:15 PM
I think Kiss Everted is great. McEnhole isn't bad either. Can't think of one now. I'll probably come up with a weak one.

Dec 23rd, 2001, 07:22 PM
how bout fart-in-mouth disease? Not exactly tennis, but one of my favorite players suffers from it! Basically a condition used to describe players afflicted with too much cursing (sh*t, hope I don't pick it up)

Dec 24th, 2001, 06:40 PM
To be SERENADED is to be bagelled. I hope this qualifies.

Brian Stewart
Apr 3rd, 2002, 03:20 PM
Tabula 'Rantxa: How Arantxa is able to put aside disappointing results early in the year, and start with a clean slate every clay court season.

Venus, Vidi, Vici: When Venus conquers every opponent she sees in a tournament.

Brian Stewart
Apr 3rd, 2002, 03:30 PM
Bea's sig:

Conchita, Ergo Sum: I Spin, Therefore I Am.

Apr 3rd, 2002, 04:17 PM
:D :D :D

Brian Stewart
May 2nd, 2002, 08:06 PM
Anna-nimity: The absence of spectators on the other courts when Kournikova is playing a match.

May 2nd, 2002, 08:16 PM
You continue to amaze me Brian! The Kiss Everted one is the best!

May 2nd, 2002, 08:30 PM
These are *very* clever, Brian!! :)

My fave (of course!): Tabula 'Rantxa

which is a take off on tabula rasa, a clean slate -- is that right?

Just LOVE that!!! Anna-nimity would be be runner up and Chris-kissed my show horse! *LOL*

Brian Stewart
May 2nd, 2002, 08:31 PM
That was Rollo's most popular contribution. :)

Brian Stewart
May 10th, 2002, 08:53 PM
Oh, didn't see Marsha's reply, as it was made when I typed mine. (excuse)

Yes, that's where I got Tabula 'Rantxa. You can probably guess the source of "Conchita, ergo sum". :)

Here's one I saw somewhere (will the originator step forward?):

Daja Vu: having to play Bedanova in consecutive tourneys.

Brian Stewart
Mar 13th, 2003, 06:18 AM
Folley: a poorly executed forehand volley

Nyetcord: when a player hits a shot that would be a clean winner, but it catches enough of the netcord to make it go out.

Crasscourt: when a player swears every time s/he misses a shot

Mar 13th, 2003, 01:47 PM
I like "Chrissed Off" and "Anna-nymity" best! These are all funny.

Mar 13th, 2003, 05:30 PM
Ad Nauziat: When a player retires again and again and again... then plays doubles.

Brian Stewart
May 5th, 2003, 10:13 AM
Facs-Amelie: someone who bears a resemblance to, or is mistaken for, Mauresmo. On rare occasions, one takes her place on the court.

May 5th, 2003, 10:20 AM
Ad Nauziat: When a player retires again and again and again... then plays doubles.

clever! :D

Brian Stewart
Sep 26th, 2003, 07:59 AM
Child Card: a wildcard given to a heavily hyped 14/15 year old, allowing them to be smacked around by the best players in the world.

(mumble)ova: attempt by announcers to pronounce any Russian name over 2 syllables

ANNAlysis: an evaluation of a player's potential to be "the next Kournikova".

Brian Stewart
Nov 27th, 2003, 05:00 AM
Allegedbian: a female player rumored to be gay, but never confirmed.

Martian Willow
Nov 27th, 2003, 12:41 PM
Thijsters: inherited physical attributes which render an athlete particularly suited to the game of tennis. :)

Nov 27th, 2003, 01:30 PM
LMAO @ this thread! Fantastic!
Arantxaphobia... brilliant!

Andy T
Nov 27th, 2003, 09:33 PM
"Andydextrous: a fawning announcer that is equally capable of kissing both of Roddick's butt cheeks."
I guess the equivalent for sychophants of Mr Steffi Graf would be an Agasslicker, right?

How about "a Neurotna" - a player who chokes when in winning positions.

descending deeper (perhaps not the best word in the context) into crudity, how about "a Kim Clijtoris" - the feat of hitting the top spot without winning a slam.

Brian Stewart
Jan 18th, 2004, 06:48 AM
verBhodan: how the subject of trainers passing out tainted supplements is taboo at ATP headquarters

Rebound Aches: pains caused by the court surface in Australia, especially when it gets hot.

Jan 18th, 2004, 06:59 AM


Thread of the day. Just bloody hilarious shit here.
Thank you for making my Sunday.

Brian Stewart
Jul 11th, 2004, 07:35 AM
homo-eRoddick: The over-the-top, fawning, almost drooling fascination certain American tennis announcers have with their top male player.

Jul 11th, 2004, 10:22 AM
Great ones! :D I am hopeless with these, but keep them coming!

Jul 11th, 2004, 11:04 AM
To carpiati = to constantly complain and find fault with

Hail Mary = Pierce, when she's winning at the French Open
Bloody Mary = Pierce, once she loses at the French Open

Jul 11th, 2004, 11:31 AM
Sharapotized= The affliction that causes people to lose any common
sense they may have, and focus on one particular female tennis player.


Brian Stewart
Sep 9th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Dis-set-pointed: the frustration a player feels at failing to convert a set point.

Sep 9th, 2004, 06:35 PM
Duckpond -- rain delay at the USO ;)

"Suck-a-Duck!" -- Jim Courier's fawning commentary during a certain player's matches :eek:

a Duckworthy return -- name given to a return winner on a huge serve :p

(more Duckpuns to follow...:p )

Neely OHara
Sep 9th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Rich-arded: The condition of a player after being verbally accosted by her opponentís paternal figure

Sep 10th, 2004, 03:53 AM
or...what a certain father is apparently planning to do to the WTA :eek:

Sep 10th, 2004, 04:30 AM
:lol: Thank you, Brian, and everyone who contributed. :) This is great! :haha:

Brian Stewart
Aug 4th, 2005, 09:13 AM
Mirzary: the sadness opponents feel when Sania blasts a powerful shot past them.

Aug 4th, 2005, 09:35 AM
Peng shuai....organzing court placement for new centres in china
(weak on short notice)

Sep 15th, 2005, 02:09 AM
Selesman:A man who is employed to sell Selesian (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/seles/) merchandise in a store or in a designated territory.

Majo: the magnetic charm of Iva Majoli (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/majoli/).

Verafy: to determine or test the truth or accuracy of assertions relating to Vera ZvonarŽva (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/zvona/).

Mirzy: compassionate treatment of those under Sania Mirza's power.

Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/)
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/ (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/)

Brian Stewart
Aug 14th, 2006, 07:12 AM
Decoturd: a player who stinks on North American hardcourts.

Brian Stewart
Aug 22nd, 2006, 09:41 AM
Fearhand: a powerful forehand that intimidates opponents

Service Whiner: someone who complains whenever a close serve is called out (see also Service Whinger)

LIEve: when a network tries to pretend their taped coverage is actually live (see also NBC)

Un-nouncers: when the announcers would rather be doing another match than the one being telecast, and show it through their attitude

Deja Vu-ser: when a lucky loser gets into the draw, only to face the person who beat them in qualifying

Brian Stewart
Oct 10th, 2006, 06:40 AM
Fanication: When a fan lets their passion for their fave overwhelm their objectivity and good judgement.