View Full Version : Local sayings......??

06-13-2002, 08:48 AM
Local Sayings

While in the bar/restuarant game I noticed that certain drinks or food items would have different names in regions of the country. Do you know of pool terms that are regional? Example: using extreme english= peeling your onion.

06-13-2002, 11:16 AM
No doubt you have heard of 'snatching your rock', meaning drawing the CB. How about 'he can't get there', meaning that a guy is a non-winner?

06-13-2002, 11:34 AM
Surgeons = players that cut the ball better than most others

Bakers = because they always get the good rolls

Whitey = Cue Ball

Rock = Cue Ball

One Hole = One Pocket

06-13-2002, 11:40 AM
How about: "I've seen better leaves on a pine tree" ? /ccboard/images/icons/smile.gif

06-13-2002, 04:35 PM
"POKING&HOPING"-having no idea what your next shot is!

06-13-2002, 09:09 PM
hi cheese,
to quote Cecil P. Hall(describing match),,
"these cats are dabba'nit"


06-13-2002, 09:24 PM
how about "nit"

06-13-2002, 09:27 PM
mmmm, I think tht one is kinda universal.

06-13-2002, 09:31 PM
One Pocket===== Pocket a Piece

06-13-2002, 09:33 PM
How about hold the crack rock....don't scratch on the break!

06-13-2002, 10:23 PM
kicks like a mule

06-13-2002, 10:33 PM
How about Kicks like an honorary Rockette? Only in NYC!

Chris Cass
06-14-2002, 12:59 PM
This looks like fun Cheese,

Ride the Cheese, ( try to slop the 9 ball)

Pewk'd it in, (slopped a ball in)

You Pewk, (you suck)

Lucked a ball, (slopped it in)

The guys a Lump, (worthless, nit)

Queered my action, (ruined or knock)

On Tilt, (not able to catch a gear)

Gear, (play your best pool)

Free Wheeling, (shooting without looking at the balls and they just go)

Talk Smack, (woofing up a game)

Huge, (a shot that lets someone out)

BloodBall, (the 7 ball wild and Steve's not getting it.lol)

Freeze, (universal, lock(put) up the money before playing)

Go Off, (to lose all your money)

Dog'd It, (to miss a shot)

1 Large, (one thousand)

Gin, (the ball that lets someone out. to win)

A Chris Cass, (a lump, cheese riding, pewk that needs the bloodball from every free wheeling, smack talking gear catching player here. I'm on tilt but willing to freeze up the doe and go off if, I get weight from Voodoo, Kato and everyone of those Fla champions. You can almost count on me dogging it, for 1 large, and that spells gin for you. Unless I luck a ball now and then.)LMAO

Too many to think of lol.


C.C.~~this is fun but my brain cramped. LOL 11 hrs playing yesterday, I need a day off. Shooting is like work. LOL

06-14-2002, 01:13 PM
Chris, word on the street tells me that you get "so many rolls you should open a bakery".

I've got a proposition for ya. Come to Florida and we'll freeze up 1 large. I get the breaks and have to miss twice in a row before you shoot? I have a buddy that lets his kid play him like that. I think I can win with that weight. Can I have the blood ball to?

Kato~~~Shrewd negotiator.

Chris Cass
06-14-2002, 10:08 PM

I couldn't catch a roll if my life depended on it. Like I'd say to a craps player that came out with a point and then threw a 7, It's a casino breakfast. A coffee and 2 rolls. LOL

Sure, I'll give you that action. I'll go you one better. I break with ball in hand. If you even hit the one ball, you win.


C.C.~~lol I'll give you time to figure that one out. LMAO

06-15-2002, 01:35 AM
Some might be local or just another saying for the same effect.

Hit it fat, too much ball

Thinned it, opposite of fat, to thin

Bend Whitey, extreme top or draw that changes the original c/b path

Jay M
06-15-2002, 02:29 AM
gave up the grape one time (the wild 4) it's a sucker's bet... If they can get to the 4 they can get to the 6, BUT you get an early shot to take out their money ball if you are breaking.

Jay M

Mike H
06-15-2002, 06:37 AM
Slimmed it = slopped in the cash
Put the twins on him/her = ran 2 consec. racks
Took him/her to Oz = put a real beating on your opponent
Twisted it = used English to turn an object ball in
Giving up the rainbow = giving up waaaay to many money balls

06-15-2002, 07:02 AM
take the spin vanilla

06-15-2002, 09:16 AM
The neers -- nine ball

Bought the heat or took the heat -- choked, felt the pressure

Dead man walking -- sucker, never wins

Got out of pocket -- got upset, lost his cool

Lock-up artist or locksmith -- makes games he can't lose

Got the nuts -- can't lose

Doing business -- players conspiring to cheat the stakehorse

"s-t-e-r" added to a player's name (like Ginkster for Ginky) -- a pool room celebrity

Voodoo Daddy
06-15-2002, 06:27 PM
Well...I just know a few {LMFAO}, here they are;

Fram or Framed it, The high speed wobbles or Spit up a hairball = rattled the ball in the jaws

Jelly = a portion of your winnings given to a person that helped you get the match "I sent some jelly his way"

The GATOR combo = the 2-5 combo (colors of the University of Florida)

Gin = screamed while making the money ball on the break

Air Mail or Jeronimo = jump shot

Twirling old Snow, Twisting Whitey, Lighting up Casper = spinning the Cueball.

In Bankpool "Cherry, two doors, straight back" = Three ball, two rails in the pocket next to me

Fire in the hole = hitting the ball at warp speed

and my favorite;

Spin old snow, lose your dough = self explanitory

Voodoo...has enough of those sayings to start his own dictionary

06-15-2002, 09:03 PM
"Get to the gum (rail)"
"Get off the gum (rail)"
"Jelly Roll" (lucky roll)

06-15-2002, 09:15 PM
During a league match, I was once told (by a 50-yr old lady):

"I broke it like a woman, all bust, and no balls!"

And another, nearly misogynistic one (apologies, to those it offends--I just thought it was funny):

After drastically underpowering a shot, a friend of mine said, "Aw, I hit it with my purse!"

Something I occasionally say, when I botch a shot: "I shanked that one. . . ." (This can be a reference to stabbing, but I always think of a golfer missing with the driver head, and hitting the ball with the club shaft/shank.)

Also, you were asking for sayings, but it looks like you're getting a lot of slang/jargon--just as neat, I suppose. . . .

06-16-2002, 08:54 AM
Helen Keller, Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder 'outs'= a runout even a blind person can't scew-up

Free Willy= too begin freewheeling

They are 'scewing together'= two players reading their cues to play

Yelling "get off the Brunswick" = wishing the ball to not freeze on the rail

He/She plays 'jam-up'= Players that consistently stuff your mistakes up your a$$.

Off the wall= a player who uses house cues

He/She 'plays too the wall'= a player who has the reputation of playing till busted or a long session player.

Speed bumps= players you can beat w/o showing your true speed.

06-16-2002, 09:47 AM
I've heard some of the good 'ol boys refer to ball in hand as "ball in paw"

06-17-2002, 08:42 AM
I'll let you play the ghost for the dough. You've got to play him for 12 hours straight with one, five minute break per hour. Come on Chris, let's call off the woofing. Send me a first class round trip ticket to Chicago, a limo, tickets behind home plate at Wrigley. We'll call it even.

Kato~~~thinks once Chris thinks about my offer he'll agree.