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He came up and popularized them. Never have the commentators immediately before him such as Don Parker and John Burgess come up with any nicknames.

Edited by zeio - 05/03/2019 at 3:39am
Viscaria FL - 91g
+ Neo H3 2.15 Blk - 44.5g(55.3g uncut bare)
+ Hexer HD 2.1 Red - 49.3g(68.5g 〃 〃)
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Originally posted by passifid passifid wrote:

He didn't come up with Queen of hearts either 
A lot of these are the Chinese national team sorbiquets

He came up with those. Queen of hearts is not used to refer to DN in China. Same for Cloudwalker, Dictator...

China has a different list of nicknames for their players.
Viscaria FL - 91g
+ Neo H3 2.15 Blk - 44.5g(55.3g uncut bare)
+ Hexer HD 2.1 Red - 49.3g(68.5g 〃 〃)
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I remember LGL once called Xu Xin "Wanderer in the Cloud". Not exactly a compliment but rather teasing because XX's former couch Qin said that his rhythm was too slow, no better than himself retiring at the age of 30. XX just felt slow moving in big distance, but somehow he can manage to return balls with high quality. I believe that is how his nickname came from.  
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Originally posted by TurboZ TurboZ wrote:

I remember LGL once called Xu Xin "Wanderer in the Cloud". Not exactly a compliment but rather teasing because XX's former couch Qin said that his rhythm was too slow, no better than himself retiring at the age of 30. XX just felt slow moving in big distance, but somehow he can manage to return balls with high quality. I believe that is how his nickname came from.  

Ya, "雲中漫步" or a walk in the clouds, coined by LGL back in 2009(?), when Qin Zhijian pointed out he was slow.

People in China explain how that morphed into Cloudwalker in part due to Bobrow.

Edited by zeio - 05/03/2019 at 5:44am
Viscaria FL - 91g
+ Neo H3 2.15 Blk - 44.5g(55.3g uncut bare)
+ Hexer HD 2.1 Red - 49.3g(68.5g 〃 〃)
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so that nickname is a misunderstanding and they actually are saying XX is slow eh?

that's kind of funny
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Originally posted by TurboZ TurboZ wrote:

I remember LGL once called Xu Xin "Wanderer in the Cloud". Not exactly a compliment but rather teasing because XX's former couch Qin said that his rhythm was too slow, no better than himself retiring at the age of 30. XX just felt slow moving in big distance, but somehow he can manage to return balls with high quality. I believe that is how his nickname came from.  

Qin beat liu  several times when he was in his prime
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Originally posted by amateur amateur wrote:

Originally posted by chongqinghotpot chongqinghotpot wrote:

can someone make a poll and let people vote for the Goat? 

But the vote has to come from people of All Time, not just the present.

you mean from people in the past tense = dead?
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Originally posted by tom tom wrote:

Originally posted by amateur amateur wrote:

Originally posted by chongqinghotpot chongqinghotpot wrote:

can someone make a poll and let people vote for the Goat? 

But the vote has to come from people of All Time, not just the present.

you mean from people in the past tense = dead?


and the future = All Time
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Originally posted by amateur amateur wrote:

Originally posted by tom tom wrote:

Originally posted by amateur amateur wrote:

Originally posted by chongqinghotpot chongqinghotpot wrote:

can someone make a poll and let people vote for the Goat? 

But the vote has to come from people of All Time, not just the present.

you mean from people in the past tense = dead?


and the future = All Time
 
Well then it should be GSR - Greatest So Far..
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Originally posted by zeio zeio wrote:

Originally posted by passifid passifid wrote:

He didn't come up with Queen of hearts either 
A lot of these are the Chinese national team sorbiquets

He came up with those. Queen of hearts is not used to refer to DN in China. Same for Cloudwalker, Dictator...

China has a different list of nicknames for their players.

What is this list of chinese nicknames?  The only one I have seen on western fora is little fatty for FZD.  Not so accurate anymore, but nicknames tend to stick.
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Waldner: Guerilla Leader; Evergreen
KLH: Table Tennis Prince; Kong Moonlight(as in handsome); Fatty Kong
LGL: Brainiac; Wry neck Liu; Clueless Fatty; Fatty Liu
KLH/LGL: Gemini
WLQ: Big Power
MLin: Daredevil Third Brother(reference to Chinese novel "Water Margin"); Lin 1st Round; Chef Ma(for being the cook during London 2012); Lin-chan
WH: Joy Joy(childhood name); Fat Hao
WLQ/MLin/WH: 2 Kings(Wang) and 1 Horse(Ma)
CQ: God of Carnage
ML: Captain Long(Dragon), Hexagon Warrior(Reference to WTTC 2016)
ZJK: Tibetan Mastiff
XX: Python
ZJK/ML/XX: Troika; Mastiff-Dragon-Python
FZD: Little Chubby
LJK: Big Chubby
WCQ: Big Head
And more...

DYP: Little Giant; Little Cannon; 1st Hokage(reference to Japanese anime "Naruto")
WN: Chubby Nan; 2nd Hokage
ZYN: Retard(childhood name); Poker Faced Killer; Great Demon King; 3rd Hokage
Fukuhara: Chihuahua
LXX: Sledgehammer
DN: Big Baby
LSW: Little Jujube; Little DYP
CM: Big Dream(Meng)
And more...

Edited by zeio - 05/12/2019 at 6:01am
Viscaria FL - 91g
+ Neo H3 2.15 Blk - 44.5g(55.3g uncut bare)
+ Hexer HD 2.1 Red - 49.3g(68.5g 〃 〃)
= 184.8g
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Nothing beats Big Power and God of Carnage - best nicknames!
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Originally posted by vvk1 vvk1 wrote:


Nothing beats Big Power and God of Carnage - best nicknames!
makes sense. They are at the top when it comes to having the best forehands
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OTOH, ZYN probably not too fond of her childhood nickname. 
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I absolutely love CQ's - God of Carnage_ it sounds so glorious,
By the way the old generation females with the homage nicknames are from Japanese fans right?!
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The ones referencing Japanese culture like Lin-chan, Hexagon Warrior, Hokage, Great Demon King and many more I didn't list came up around the time of Rio Olympics, after a big crowd of Chinese fangirls flooded in and they're definitely Japanese-inspired.

For real Japanese nicknames, there's another list, mostly from the 8th-grader TV promos.

Clueless Fatty originated from a comment made on the PTT forum in Taiwan during the match between CCA and ZJK at Rio Olympics.
Quote 推 mi2ery      : 中國隊後面�£個胖子是官員嗎?看�£子整場就他不懂桌 08/08 23:35

(Is that fatty for the Chinese team an official? Looks to me only he's the clueless one here.)

ZYN actually explained her childhood nickname in an interview in Hong Kong when talking how she isn't the brightest among her peers and how her style is not the most tactical.

Edited by zeio - 05/12/2019 at 5:52am
Viscaria FL - 91g
+ Neo H3 2.15 Blk - 44.5g(55.3g uncut bare)
+ Hexer HD 2.1 Red - 49.3g(68.5g 〃 〃)
= 184.8g
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