We are frequently asked to explain some of the nicknames we use around the blog, so we are adding a glossary of terms, if you will. If any others require explanation, just tell us in the comment box and we’ll add it in.
Bamm-Bamm – The incomparably-strong Luke Marshall
Bananamen – Clermont Auvergne. It’s the team colours, and the innate superpowers.
Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Bob – Bob Casey. He’s Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig, especially when they put him in a primary school chair on the Rugby Club
BNZ – Bloody New Zealand. As Muddy Wulliams (see below) would say, ‘They’re not All Blacks, they’re bloody New Zealanders’.
Bob – Robert Kearney
Boshiership – The Aviva Premiership.
Celtalians – The Celtic Nations plus Italy, who make up the Rabodirect Pro12
DJ Church – Cian Healy, of course. Hey Mr DJ, put a record on.
Dorce – Gordon D’arcy
Dreamboat – Superstar Steve Walsh, owner of the best cheekbones and haircut in the Southern Hemisphere. Alpha male extraordinaire, mate.
Embra – Edinburgh
Fez – Stephen Ferris
Generation Ligind – the Europe-dominating test-class pack and half-backs that smashed all-comers for Munster for nigh on a decade. O’Connell, O’Gara, Wally, Hayes, you know the rest.
Go Easy – Daire O’Brien #goeasy
Globo Gym – Saracens. Oooooooooooohhhh!
Johnny Sex-bomb – Johnny Sexton
Justin Bieber – James O’Connor, the naughty rascal.
Keet– Mr Keith Earls
London Oirish – London Irish
London Samoa – London Irish
LukeRoysh– Luke Fitzgerald
MADGE – Ian Madigan. Get MADGE on!
Muddy Wulliams – Matt Williams, rugby pundit and occasional contributor of mood pieces for the Irish Times
NWJMB – Iain Henderson. Believe the hype, he’s the New Willie John McBride
Oar Dee Esh – where LukeRoysh plays his home matches
Ooooooooooooohhh – that noise Barnesy makes when someone in the Boshiership (see above) smashes into another player.
Ooooooooooooohhh Bath – Bath, the perenial entertainers of the Boshiership, even if they have Shontayne Hape and Matt Banahan in the side
Pishun – that unquantifiable quality possessed by the team in red from the south of this island, and only by them. If only it could be bottled.
RADGE – Ronan O’Gara. Get RADGE on!
Ravers – Ravenhill
Rodney Ah Here – Rodney Ah You, Ireland’s bafflingly selected new prop. Ah here, leave him out!
Sir Ruchie – Richie McCaw
Stakhanov – Donncha O’Callaghan, named after the famous Russian coal-miner famed for his exceptional workrate.
The Brothers Kearndashian – Ireland and Leinster’s brothers in rugby handsomeness, Rob and Dave Kearney
The Kildare Lewis Moody – Fergus McFadden; for his love of ploughing head-first into anyone and everyone.
The Milky Bar Kid – Joe Schmidt, a dead ringer.
Useless Ed – former Ulster and Leinster, and currently Queensland Reds stalwart, Edmund O’Donoghue
Wee PJ – Paddy Jackson
and of course…
Whiff of Cordite – the scent of gunpowder in the air before battle commences. Beloved stock phrase of one G Thornley.
I’m sure we have forgotten some, so feel free to add below the line.