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Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 08:46 PM
You know what I'm talking about, it's not those screams she emits when she makes an error in a rally, it's her normal yell during points. She lets out a high-pitched cry of pain when she somehow arcs her shaky serve into the box, then proceeds to bark short, curtailed whoops as she smacks the ball cross-court. "Hwa-ooh! Hwa-ooh!" and so forth. It seems to me that these noises rather befit her name, and perhaps they played a part in quelling Davenport into submission during the final yesterday. Any thoughts?

Julian
Apr 21st, 2003, 08:57 PM
I like it! Very unique :)

Jordan.
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:00 PM
I always have loved it! Go Elena's Screech!

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:00 PM
It certainly sounds a lot more intimidating than that breathless gasp favoured by Hantuchova when she's forced into long rallies, or else the quiet, subdued groan of Henin when she has to try and return high, floating balls around shoulder-height. And as for Serena - are you kidding me?

vaiva
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:10 PM
oh dear, 'screech' :rolleyes:

Sjengman, yet again you've managed to hit new lows (coming closer and closer to my level :eek: ). Do you actually realise that you're talking about a woman not an animal?

Or am I too paranoid?

It seems to me that these noises rather befit her name

Are you referring to her first name or last name here?

Jakub
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:11 PM
I really like her screech :)

¤CharlDa¤
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:17 PM
I really love it! It shows how motivated she is to win and hit that ball! Congrats girl! Awesome job!

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:17 PM
MrsTheBoiledEgg (and BTW, shame on you for letting your individuality be engulfed by the bottomless mire of mediocrity that is TBE), as far as I am aware it is perfectly acceptable to refer to a human being, be they man or woman, as screeching at some point. Yes thank you, I have not as yet conflated Dementieva with an animal, and if I did it would I assure you be a most magnificent thorough-bred, and nothing remotely foul or monstrous.

And yes, I refer to her surname, that one that summons up images of mental delinquency and Russian frailty. But trust me, 'tis but a jest, and nothing that you should take seriously at all.

TennisHack
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:28 PM
Hmm *quietly notes her favorite's sly and clever insults not only to The Great and Mighty Eggy but now his wife as well*

Interesting.

Just to stay on topic here, I've never seen Dementieva play so I have no idea what she sounds like. But making noise during points is good for you because it means you are exhaling, which is what you want to do as you hit a shot. So good for her :)

ßcoene
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:30 PM
I like it. :)

vaiva
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:32 PM
MrsTheBoiledEgg (and BTW, shame on you for letting your individuality be engulfed by the bottomless mire of mediocrity that is TBE), as far as I am aware it is perfectly acceptable to refer to a human being, be they man or woman, as screeching at some point.

Well, shame on me if you say so. But, please, let me make my own decisions even if they might turn out to be incorrect later. And my individuality? Meh, did I ever have one?

Do you actually realise that by now you've made two insults (one at a player and the other at a poster) in the three posts of yours in this thread? How long ago did we discuss the use of insults in men's section?

Yes thank you, I have not as yet conflated Dementieva with an animal, and if I did it would I assure you be a most magnificent thorough-bred, and nothing remotely foul or monstrous.

I'd rather you'd stopped here. If only you'd care.

And yes, I refer to her surname, that one that summons up images of mental delinquency and Russian frailty. But trust me, 'tis but a jest, and nothing that you should take seriously at all.

Dementia, as you know, is a serious medical condition and I do find it to be very inappropriate to be referred to in jokes. In fact, I think it's sick. Now shame on you.

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:33 PM
Hackie, I prefer to think of it as a studious point of criticism rather than an insult per se. I'm sure they will have many years of ecstatically wedded bliss, but at the moment I am playing the part of the irate next-door neighbour, with their negative anti-Henman/Schalken posts being akin to the barking of a savage and persistent dog disturbing a peaceful night's sleep.

All right, I'll stop fulminating pointlessly now.

Crazy Canuck
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:33 PM
Since when is it considered insulting to say that somebody screeches? *wonders if she's missed a rather long and boring arguement from another thread*

vaiva
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:34 PM
Just to stay on topic here, I've never seen Dementieva play so I have no idea what she sounds like. But making noise during points is good for you because it means you are exhaling, which is what you want to do as you hit a shot. So good for her :)

Hackie, you don't have to see her play. You should hear her play.

She really makes funny and unique sounds. Ask your favourite, he'll give you more picturesque description than me.

Astro Jetson
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:35 PM
Not only her screech is lovely. I watched her on eurosport yesterday and added her to my favs immediately. She is very funny to watch (and I mean that in a good way :) ). Especially the way she talks to herself in Russian is hilarious.

Crazy Canuck
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:35 PM
Dementia, as you know, is a serious medical condition and I do find it to be very inappropriate to be referred to in jokes. In fact, I think it's sick. Now shame on you.


Are you two kidding with each other? Her last name is Dementieva, and frankly I don't see why one should automatically link that to Dementia...

Okay, I give up... this back and forth round of people being offended or insulting each other is clearly beyond me.

*bows out gracefully*

TennisHack
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:35 PM
Hackie, I prefer to think of it as a studious point of criticism rather than an insult per se. I'm sure they will have many years of ecstatically wedded bliss, but at the moment I am playing the part of the irate next-door neighbour, with their negative anti-Henman/Schalken posts being akin to the barking of a savage and persistent dog disturbing a peaceful night's sleep.

All right, I'll stop fulminating pointlessly now.

I still say you're barking up the wrong tree with Eggy -- he's never going to engage in an insult war with you, though let me say that would be highly amusing to me as I like you both -- but I suppose even the hardheaded must learn for themselves :D

TennisHack
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:37 PM
Hackie, you don't have to see her play. You should hear her play.

She really makes funny and unique sounds. Ask your favourite, he'll give you more picturesque description than me.

Well, if its in any way akin to Spadea's lowing, no wonder he's going on and on about it . . .

vaiva
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:37 PM
Since when is it considered insulting to say that somebody screeches? *wonders if she's missed a rather long and boring arguement from another thread*

Becca, wonder again and think if referring to 'dementia' is insulting or not

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:38 PM
Having just read the newest post above, I am struck by two things; one, Mrs TBE fails to grasp the jocular nature of my "insults" concerning her and TBE, and two, she also fails to realise that I am not in anyway insulting Dementieva by citing her screech, it is in fact a perfectly admirable quality that clearly expresses her determination.

Apropos the dementia issue: granted, it is a serious condition, and I'm not joking about its existence. Rather, I find it amazing that anyone has a name that sounds remarkably like it. This may be a cultural barrier, I'm sure Dementieva is a perfectly run of the mill Russian name, it's just odd to my ignorant Western brain. Make of that what you will (and I know you're gonna, somehow).

Crazy Canuck
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:42 PM
Becca, wonder again and think if referring to 'dementia' is insulting or not
I know very well what Dementia is. I just fail totally to see how this is relating to what he has said, as i don't imagine this was his intention. If I'm wrong, I'm still not offended...

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:44 PM
I see I've managed to spark a huge discussion, so let's just clarify: I'm not seriously insulting anybody, I don't seriously plan to start a war with either TBE or his good lady wife, and I have no malice towards Dementieva whatsoever. With those three things established, I think it would be wise if we stopped debating a pointless point and moved on to something more constructive.

vaiva
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:45 PM
Yes, Mrs TBE does not have a brain, not to mention a Western one

I think I better leave this thread. Maybe others will really found your comments amusing. Appologies for spoiling the party.

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:49 PM
So now, by jokingly referring to my "ignorant Western brain", I have apparently implied that you don't have one, or that yours is inferior? That's a curious line of reasoning, and one that I fail to understand...

TennisHack
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:52 PM
I see I've managed to spark a huge discussion, so let's just clarify: I'm not seriously insulting anybody, I don't seriously plan to start a war with either TBE or his good lady wife, and I have no malice towards Dementieva whatsoever. With those three things established, I think it would be wise if we stopped debating a pointless point and moved on to something more constructive.

:kiss::kiss::kiss:

How's that for constructive? ;)

Hendouble
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:54 PM
Hackie, that's very constructive. And BTW, I apologise for completely forgetting about your birthday yesterday and not even showing up on the board, I felt decidedly guilty when I remembered the other time I stood you up.

CJ07
Apr 21st, 2003, 09:57 PM
i like it
its a little like Venus', not her wail, but her screech with her mouth closed

graf630
Apr 21st, 2003, 10:54 PM
I like it! :cool: It is original and one of a kind.Well almost one of a kind. If you have the Nintendo 64 game Mario Tennis,take a listen to Daisy.She is the red head female player.She is Dementieva! When I play this game with my son,I always play her. Fun game!
Tip:If you play this game against the computer,choose extreme.It is hard at first,but the computer plays the percentages.So it can really help with anticipation on the tennis court.Also good for timing your poaches.The computer will pass you in the alley if you move too early.Try it! :)

fammmmedspin
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:03 PM
Its not what I would call a screech. Its subtler, softer and airier, some would say sexier, than a screech. I think some people may need to turn their TV volume down. Screeches are more animal - (think Gibbon?) -tact forbids mentioning who screeches. Elena D's call is unique. Though not as unique as the Australian migrating Jelena bird or the cry of the Italian fighting Sciavone.

DEETHELICK
Apr 21st, 2003, 11:11 PM
It's kool.

You know exactly who is playing when you that sound! :)

She also started doing some deep grunts, and thats when I knew Elena was hitting the shit outta the ball!! :eek:

kodeRED
Apr 22nd, 2003, 01:04 AM
ya i love her grunt it is the best ... when i first heard at the US open 2000 i started to copy it right away... a male version of it of course!
lol..
she is the best

Jesquimaux
Apr 22nd, 2003, 01:49 AM
Seles' grunt is more to my taste ;) Especially during her last match against Henin-Hardenne ;)

UDiTY
Apr 22nd, 2003, 02:37 AM
I Love it too!! It really fits her game, and to me it sounds like a "Gua"!! Ha ha, anyway she rocks...

Crazy Canuck
Apr 22nd, 2003, 04:40 AM
I've thought about it, and some of you have clearly been spending way too much time together ;)

*Lee*
Apr 22nd, 2003, 04:58 AM
*remind myself to make appointment for checkup especially my hearing*

Somehow, I watched the whole match between Lindsay and Elena, and I did not notice the grunt, screech, etc. May be I was too worried about the match (a big Lindsay fan here) instead of all the noise but I did remember I hear quite clearly the comments between Mary Jo and Pam. :confused: :confused: :confused:

AKTW
Apr 22nd, 2003, 06:20 AM
I love it very much.It's funny and unique.When she is practising,she squeals as well.I can never forget it!