Sports : Poll: Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

Yes
0% 0 votes
A little
0% 0 votes
No
0% 0 votes

⛸⛸ ¿Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

What I like are Johnny Weir's explanations of why they fell.

Only one was really a big surprise: Kamila Valiyeva, the 15yo Russian perfectionist phenom.

What I enjoy is all the butchering of Russian names by the announcers since I was a Russian linguist during the Cold War. The winner: ¡ANASTASIA! I've heard many variations, but have yet to hear it pronounced in correct Russian. No excuse, announcers, all the sounds are common in English.

[center] [hr] [poll multiple] [s] [sic] [sub]2[/sub] [sup]th[/sup] [u]  

⛸⛸ ¿Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

Anna stah jah?

If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

👸 Anastasia

Ah-nah-STAHSS-ee-yah

No Z or ZH sounds in the Russian. Both hard S.

Yul Brynner, born in VladivosTOK, pronounces it correctly in the 1956 film even though the trailer opens with the butchered English version.

[center] [hr] [poll multiple] [s] [sic] [sub]2[/sub] [sup]th[/sup] [u]  

👸 Anastasia



If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

👸 Anastasia

Get rid of the Z sound and you've got it. Like I said, it's a hard (unvoiced) S. Your first attempt was the best.

[center] [hr] [poll multiple] [s] [sic] [sub]2[/sub] [sup]th[/sup] [u]  

👸 Anastasia

Okay! Thank you 👍

If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

👸 Anastasia

Can you make a vocaroo for me please, i loved your voice!

Smells like Ass in here

👸 Anastasia



If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

👸 Anastasia

Its from a song called "taxi" by harry chapan. The line in the song describes me perfectly.

Smells like Ass in here

👸 Anastasia

Thank you! I haven't listened to this in a long time



If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

⛸⛸ ¿Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

Well, if they don't speak the language to begin with….

"Please vote to preserve the unique character of Warren…" - Robert Duvall

⛸⛸ Well, if they don't speak the language to begin with…

…they should study a tape of the athletes pronouncing their own names. There's no excuse when a name has only sounds common to English, e.g. Anastasia.

I heard a Brit pronounce Tess LeDeux's name much better than the American announcers who tend to pronounce LeDeux and LeDoux the same. The Brits often use the first sound but most Americans don't. OTOH, Brits are more likely to mispronounce Spanish words. I cringe when I hear "Ni-ca-RA-gyu-a instead of Ni-ca-RA-gwa."

[center] [hr] [poll multiple] [s] [sic] [sub]2[/sub] [sup]th[/sup] [u]  

⛸⛸ Well, if they don't speak the language to begin with…



If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

⛸⛸ Well, if they don't speak the language to begin with…

¿Givenché? I always thought the perfume was Givenchy, ending with a long E sound.

[center] [hr] [poll multiple] [s] [sic] [sub]2[/sub] [sup]th[/sup] [u]  

⛸⛸ Well, if they don't speak the language to begin with…

You're right



If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

⛸⛸ Well, if they don't speak the language to begin with…



If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

Re: Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

I hold a record in skating. I was the only person ever to take off my skates and try to stab someone with it.

Re: Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

"I hold a record in skating."

Did you know that an ice skate can be used as a portable record player?
Yeah.
Put a pencil in the hole, spin it and them put the skate into the grooves.
To hear it you take your headphones and duct tape the metal tip onto the blade.
It works!
Try it.

"Please vote to preserve the unique character of Warren…" - Robert Duvall

Re: Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

Seriously? That’s pretty cool. I don’t have any skates to try myself, but I bet I can find it on YouTube.

Re: Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

Yeah, though I should mention that the only way it works is if the skate is worn and they have to skate in a perfect circle at 33 1/3 RPM.

I cannot tell ya how many times it makes The Sex Pistols sound like either the Chipmunks one moment than the slowest band in the world the next.
But then again, maybe there is no difference?

"Please vote to preserve the unique character of Warren…" - Robert Duvall

Re: Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

I think I’d like to hear an Alvin and the Chipmunks version of Anarchy in the UK.

Re: Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

It also makes it interesting when it jumps from one song to the next.

Like on Simon & Garf. Greatest Hits.

"Like a bridge over the sounds of silence feelin groovy I will lay me down I'd rather be a Mrs. Robinson Jesus loves you Cecilia your breaking my heart….."

"Please vote to preserve the unique character of Warren…" - Robert Duvall

Re: Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?



If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

⛸⛸ ¿Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

¿She didn't fall? ¡Inconceivable!

[center] [hr] [poll multiple] [s] [sic] [sub]2[/sub] [sup]th[/sup] [u]  

⛸⛸ ¿Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

Not there she didn't

I don't see how their bodies can hold up while they're learning. You can really mess up your back by taking a spill on a hard surface

If we take the time to see with the heart and not with the mind, we shall see that we are surrounded completely by angels ~ Carlos Santana

Re: Do you like seeing ice skaters fall during their performance?

I like watching ice skater performances in the fall and all other seasons too!

"Please vote to preserve the unique character of Warren…" - Robert Duvall
Top