How To Understand A Canadian Talking About Curling

Curling is a great pass time and sport which is popular in places where there is a lot of ice to play on.  Usually this means Canada, Iceland, and Greenland.  But it includes the Northern part of the US as well.  Curling has a language all of its own, so here is a quick dictionary of curling terms.  You may also need to know that at the end of many sentences you will need to say “Eh?” pronounced “AY”, which should be responded to with “Uh-Huh” to affirm that what was said was understood and agreed upon.

For example you might here a Curling observer say “The way that stone was shot it’s going to wick that pat lid pretty good, Eh?”,  to which you’d respond ich kann keine mms herunterladen. “Uh-Huh, he sure can deliver”.


Angled Guard—A stone which obliquely covers or guards one stone or more.

Bias—An inclination in the ice, tending to lead a stone off the direction given to it by the player.

Block the ice—See “fill the ice.”

Boardhead—See “brough.”

Bonspel, bonspiel, bonspeel—(French, bon, good, and Belgic, spell, a play—a good game; or Suio-Gothic, bonne, a husbandman; or Belgic, bonne, a village or district; because one district challenges another to play at this game.) A match at Curling between two opposite parties whatsapp für android kostenlos herunterladen.

Break an egg on—To strike one stone very gently with another.

Brough—(Alemanic, bruchus, a camp, often circular). The space within the largest circle drawn round the tee.

Channel-stane—A Curling stone is so named in the southern counties of Scotland, probably from stones found in streams having been first used for curling waldgeräusche kostenlosen.

Chuckle to—To make two or more inwicks up a port to a given stone.

Creep—(Come creeping up the rink) the stones are said to creep when they are thrown with little force.

Curling—(German, kurzweillin, to play for amusement; or Teutonic, krullen, krollen, sinuare, to bend,—as the great art of the game is to make the stones bend, twist (quod vide), Curl, towards the mark, when they cannot reach it in a straight line.) Sliding stones along the ice towards a mark word download student.

Dead guard—A stone which completely covers another, concealing it from the view of the next player, is a dead guard upon that other.

Deliver—To throw the stone.

Director—The same as “skip” or “skipper.”

Draw a shot—to play to a spot pointed out by the director, having no other stone to strike or rest upon autoruns.

Dour, drug, dull—The state of the ice when the stone cannot easily be thrown the length of the rink.

End—That portion of the game in which the stones are all played to one end of the rink.

Guard—To lay a stone in a line before another; or the stone so laid.

Hack, or hatch—(Icelandic, hiaka, or Suio-Gothic, hacka, a chop, cut, or crack), a cut in the ice, in which the player places his foot to prevent it from slipping as he delivers his stone bose soundtouch 20 app herunterladen.

Head—See “End.”

Hindhand—He who plays the last stone on his side.

Hog Score—The line drawn across the rink, about seven yards from the tee; stones which do not pass this are thrown aside.

How ice—The ice in the middle of the rink, hollowed by the friction of the stones; also called white ice.

Inring, inwick—See “Wicking.”

Keen—The opposite of dour download chess game.

Leader—He who plays first in order in his party.

Lie in the bosom of—To play a stone so as gently to touch and lie before another.

Outwick—See “Wicking.”

Pat lid—A Curling stone lying on the tee.

Port—An opening between two stones, wide enough to admit another to be played through herunterladen.

Rack—A word used in some districts instead of rink.

Redd the ice—(Icelandic, rada ordinare, to put in order; also, to warn, to advise,) to clear the ice, or to break the guards with a stone strongly played, so as to expose the tee or the winner; to “ride” successfully.

Rest—To draw to any object or point so as not to pass it.

Ride—To throw a stone with great force towards one or more other stones, in order to remove them from their position kostenlos minecraft downloaden handy.

Rink—The ice on which the game is played.

Shot—A stone played; in another sense, a stone which counts.

Skip, or skipper—(Probably from Suio-Gothic, skeppare, a master), a director.

Tee—(Icelandic, tia, to point out the place; or, Teutonic, tygh-en, to point to), the winning point to which the stones are played historische kursdaten herunterladen.

Twist—To give to a stone, on its being delivered, a rotary motion, so that it revolves on its sole as it slides along the rink, and bends from the straight line, when the force with which it has been thrown is nearly exhausted.

Wicking, wick, inwick—(Suio-Gothic, wick, a corner; or Teutonic, wyck, a turning), to make a stone take an oblique direction by striking another on the side.