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Re: Snooker Specific Words

Postby Badsnookerplayer

Ck147 wrote:
Ck147 wrote:
Badsnookerplayer wrote:There are some words and phrases that are rarely used other than in snooker commentary like 'hampered'.

Any more?

Hampered is widely used outside snooker, do you get outside much BSP?


I take back the last part of my previous comment, I was in "being a sausage" mood last night and shouldn't have said that. My ability to write a nice comment was hampered by my mood. No offence intended BSP.

No offence taken at all - all good spirit.

Re: Snooker Specific Words

Postby Dan-cat

Iranu wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:
Iranu wrote:How about:

Baulk
Respot
Cue


I baulk at your first suggestion.
Last night I cue'd up a film to watch on Netflix.

I'll give you Respot. But it did use to be in common usage as a military term - repositioning of vehicles.

Actually you “queued” up a film to watch on Netflix ;-) (you were probably taking the snake hiss there but still)

I didn’t realise ‘balk’ could also be spelt ‘baulk’, I’ll retract that one.

That’s interesting about the military, I can’t find any reference to it. I wonder which came first!


No. You cue a record, cue a videotape, cue a film on Netflix. You can add a film to a queue. That's different.

Re the respot: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Respot

Re: Snooker Specific Words

Postby Cloud Strife

Dan-cat wrote:
Iranu wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:
Iranu wrote:How about:

Baulk
Respot
Cue


I baulk at your first suggestion.
Last night I cue'd up a film to watch on Netflix.

I'll give you Respot. But it did use to be in common usage as a military term - repositioning of vehicles.

Actually you “queued” up a film to watch on Netflix ;-) (you were probably taking the snake hiss there but still)

I didn’t realise ‘balk’ could also be spelt ‘baulk’, I’ll retract that one.

That’s interesting about the military, I can’t find any reference to it. I wonder which came first!


No. You cue a record, cue a videotape, cue a film on Netflix. You can add a film to a queue. That's different.

Re the respot: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Respot


I have heard the word 'respot' mentioned on football commentaries, especially during penalty shootouts.

Re: Snooker Specific Words

Postby Iranu

Dan-cat wrote:
Iranu wrote:
Dan-cat wrote:
Iranu wrote:How about:

Baulk
Respot
Cue


I baulk at your first suggestion.
Last night I cue'd up a film to watch on Netflix.

I'll give you Respot. But it did use to be in common usage as a military term - repositioning of vehicles.

Actually you “queued” up a film to watch on Netflix ;-) (you were probably taking the snake hiss there but still)

I didn’t realise ‘balk’ could also be spelt ‘baulk’, I’ll retract that one.

That’s interesting about the military, I can’t find any reference to it. I wonder which came first!


No. You cue a record, cue a videotape, cue a film on Netflix. You can add a film to a queue. That's different.

Re the respot: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Respot

Ha, having looked it up I think we may both be right. To add something to a queue can also be used as a verb to queue (example given was with printing) but as you say, cue is used when lining records etc up to play.

Interesting stuff. I also learnt that it comes from old French meaning tail.

I tried that link but it says there’s nothing listed for respot. I’ll look into it later.

Re: Snooker Specific Words

Postby Iranu

Yeah that worked, thanks.

Interesting stuff, didn’t know the word was used in manufacturing either.

Love learning things like this.


   

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