Gnarly Dude, Snow Boarder Sage Kotsenburg Loses Russians in Translation, “Stoked”

Gnarly Dude, Snow Boarder Sage Kotsenburg Loses Russians in Translation, “Stoked”

20 Year-old from Utah,
snowboarder,
Sage Kotsenburg,
is our own- JEFF SPICOLI look alike
who had a gnarly ride in Russia Sochi Olympics.
SAGE
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 Each sport and generation have a language
all their own. ‘SICK’ and ‘Gnarly’ or
‘STOKED’ are just a few for Sage.

Saturday during Kotsenburg’s gold-medal press conference
after his upset win in men’s slopestyle,
Interpreters thought he was drunk when Sage said he was ‘stoked’.
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Al Jazeera America explains the lost-in-translation issue::

“In Russian, a ‘grab’ is a grab, ‘cab’ is like cab, and even though there’s a Russian word for rail, we say, ‘rail.’ But jump is ‘tramplin,’ and a spin is ‘vraschenije,’ and flip is ‘salto.’”

What about “stoked”?
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After a pause and some prodding, Yakimenko admitted, “We used the word for ‘under the influence of alcohol’ which is kind of like, ‘under the fly.’”

Lesokhin mostly noticed that Kotsenburg “said ‘sick’ a lot.” The Russian word for sick, bolnoy, “is bad, like you have a disease or something,” Yakimenko said. But there are plenty of Russian words for crazy, so the duo substituted “bezumny,” “kruto,” or “sumasshedshy.”

This quote from Kotsenburg’s press conference gives a new slant:

“I heard it’s going to be crazy. I’m definitely stoked to be a part of it,” he said. “Obviously I’m stoked to get gold and take whatever comes with it.”

When I lived in LA, the slang terms came from “the valley” and surfers!
‘Awesome’ ‘totally tubular’ ‘gnarly’ ‘stoked’ ‘RAD’ -it was all fun and obviously still here today in Russia!

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