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Mistermickster

What do you call a hockey game?

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Hi all, interested Brit here. Quick question if I may please?

 

Here in the UK, when we are going to watch a football (soccer) game, we affectionately refer to it as 'going to the match', or 'going to the footy'.

 

How do you refer to going to watch a hockey game?

 

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Hi and welcome...

 

I usually just refer to it as "going to the game" or "going to the hockey game."  Not sure there's a more affectionate or casual name for it than that.  I suppose you might hear a game refereed to as a tilt, e.g., "Big tilt tonight against the Penguins."  "Tilt" is also sometimes used to refer to a fight between players during a game, e.g., "Simmonds got the better of Haley in that tilt."  There a number of terms that refer to fights.

 

I would be interested to hear what others think.  

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4 minutes ago, vis said:

Hi and welcome...

 

I usually just refer to it as "going to the game" or "going to the hockey game."  Not sure there's a more affectionate or casual name for it than that.  I suppose you might hear a game refereed to as a tilt, e.g., "Big tilt tonight against the Penguins."  "Tilt" is also sometimes used to refer to a fight between players during a game, e.g., "Simmonds got the better of Haley in that tilt."  There a number of terms that refer to fights.

 

I would be interested to hear what others think.  

I wonder if it's a regional thing.  Same as you, I just say "going to the game," but I wonder if some may say "going to the rink."  But I don't think I've heard anything equivalent to the different terms folks use for football (not American Football) or rugby.

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1 hour ago, Mistermickster said:

Hi all, interested Brit here. Quick question if I may please?

 

Here in the UK, when we are going to watch a football (soccer) game, we affectionately refer to it as 'going to the match', or 'going to the footy'.

 

How do you refer to going to watch a hockey game?

 

Thanks
 

 

Welcome.

 

I couldn't tell if you were serious or taking the piss, but in the event that your're serious, around where I'm from we say things like: "I'm going to watch the boys put the biscuit in the basket, eh"

 

Ok, we don't - only uncultured Yankees talk about biscuits and baskets in hockey. 

 

Like these guys, they appear to have a Philly connection:

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Podein25 said:

 

Welcome.

 

I couldn't tell if you were serious or taking the piss, but in the event that your're serious, around where I'm from we say things like: "I'm going to watch the boys put the biscuit in the basket, eh"

 

Ok, we don't - only uncultured Yankees talk about biscuits and baskets in hockey. 

 

Like these guys, they appear to have a Philly connection:

 

 

 

I thought you were more like, "hey, let's go to the ol' barn and play some slap and tickle with the ol' sticks." 

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1 minute ago, ruxpin said:

I thought you were more like, "hey, let's go to the ol' barn and play some slap and tickle with the ol' sticks." 

 

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4 hours ago, Podein25 said:

Ok, we don't - only uncultured Yankees talk about biscuits and baskets in hockey. 

 

I'm as uncultured  a Yankee as you can get.  In my culture, biscuits and baskets are more about surprise pregnancies, than hockey.

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6 hours ago, ruxpin said:

I wonder if it's a regional thing.  Same as you, I just say "going to the game," but I wonder if some may say "going to the rink."  But I don't think I've heard anything equivalent to the different terms folks use for football (not American Football) or rugby.

I do sometimes say "link" but more like "I'll meet you at the rink" or "What time are you going to the rink?"

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13 hours ago, vis said:

I do sometimes say "link" but more like "I'll meet you at the rink" or "What time are you going to the rink?"

 

Yeah definitely rink.

 

Rink was probably the first word I learned. After the "c" word of course.

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4 minutes ago, Podein25 said:

 

Yeah definitely rink.

 

Rink was probably the first word I learned. After the "c" word of course.

 

"Crosscheck?"

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4 hours ago, Podein25 said:

 

Yeah definitely rink.

 

Rink was probably the first word I learned. After the "c" word of course.

Couturier?

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5 hours ago, Podein25 said:

 

Yeah definitely rink.

 

Rink was probably the first word I learned. After the "c" word of course.

 

"Capra aegagrus hircus"   #AmIRight?

 

I'm right, aren't I?

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2 minutes ago, ruxpin said:

"Capra aegagrus hircus" 

 

Lol, i'm gonna have to look that up my cultured friend.

 

EDIT: Ok, looked it up: nicely done

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